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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (April 9)

Apr 10, 2003, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])

QOTW: "Figuring out the simplest thing is often very hard."  Bruce Eckel

"People are so full of context."  Bengt Richter


Discussion:
    A proposal for overloadable assignment is met with general
    disapproval, but provokes the suggestion of a new ':=' operator
    with no default semantics.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=9383481e.0304012011.78f05548%40posting.google.com

    Informal comparisons of distributed computing technologies,
    including CORBA, XML-RPC, SOAP, ...
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=a626bbd7.0304020829.1e5cac2f@posting.google.com

    More descriptions than you want of the theory of ints and floats.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=fjss6b.1021.ln@boundary.tundraware.com

Announcements:
    apm.py 0.1.0: The goal of apm.py is providing of an uniform and
    platform independent interface to APM.
        <<A HREF="http://www.iapp.de/~riemer/projects/apm.py/>">http://www.iapp.de/~riemer/projects/apm.py/>;

    Novelwriting 0.3: Generates random text based on a user-defined
    grammar.
        <<A HREF="http://unpythonic.net/~jepler/novelwriting/index.html>">http://unpythonic.net/~jepler/novelwriting/index.html>;

    pyGDChart2 alpha: A Python interface to the popular GDChart
    graphing library.
        <<A HREF="http://www.nullcube.com/software/pygdchart2.html>">http://www.nullcube.com/software/pygdchart2.html>;

    PyKDE-3.5-1: A set of Python bindings for the basic KDE libraries.
    It allows you to build KDE applications in Python and use KDE
    widgets, dialogs and other features as well.
        <<A HREF="http://www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk/pykde>">http://www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk/pykde>;

    python-ldap-2.0.0pre07: An object-oriented API to access LDAP
    directory servers from Python programs.
        <<A HREF="http://python-ldap.sourceforge.net/>">http://python-ldap.sourceforge.net/>;

    PythonMagick 0.4: PythonMagick is a wrapper around GraphicsMagick.
        <<A HREF="http://www.procoders.net/pythonmagick>">http://www.procoders.net/pythonmagick>;

    SCons 0.13: SCons is a software construction tool (build tool, or
    make tool) written in Python.
        <<A HREF="http://www.scons.org/>">http://www.scons.org/>;

    SQLObject 0.3: SQLObject is an object-relational mapper.  It
    allows you to translate RDBMS table rows into Python objects, and
    manipulate those objects to transparently manipulate the database.
        <<A HREF="http://sqlobject.org>">http://sqlobject.org>;


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Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:

    Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional
    center of Pythonia
        http://www.python.org
    Notice especially the master FAQ
        http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html

    PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
    daily python url
         http://www.pythonware.com/daily  
    Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
    World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
         http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html 
    While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
    are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
    their results.

    comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software.  Be
    sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.announce

    Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by 
    Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of summarizing action on the
    python-dev mailing list once every other week.
        http://www.python.org/dev/summary/

    The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
        http://www.python.org/pypi/

    The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
    to all sorts of Python resources.
        http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/   

    Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
    mailing lists
        http://www.python.org/sigs/

    The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
    that base their business on ... Python."
        http://www.python-in-business.org

    The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
    as an independent nexus of activity
        http://www.python.org/psf/

    Cetus does much of the same
        http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html

    Python FAQTS
        http://python.faqts.com/

    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
        http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=5470&func=browse
        http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html
     
    The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com/.
    editor@pythonjournal.com and editor@pythonjournal.cognizor.com
    welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
    of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.

    *Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
        http://www.pyzine.com

    Tenth International Python Conference 
        http://www.python10.org            

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100
        http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*

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