Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (May 12)
May 13, 2003, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
QOTW: "If your code is truly worth protecting from competent prying
eyes, don't distribute it [...]" -- Alex Martelli
"I can't recommend enough that, if you're going to design user interfaces,
you educate yourself about what good user interface is ..." -- Jeff Epler
An elegant puzzle-solving framework by Raymond Hettinger, suitable
for many kinds of graph traversal problem.
Tim Peters shows the application of a design principle -- syntaxes
should not be multiplied beyond necessity -- to the question of
symbolic names in regular expressions.
Vincent Bernat, answering his own question, points out the PyPgSQL
module as an example of how to use exception hierarchies from C.
David Mertz describes a possible book on Python metaprogramming,
asks whether he should write it, and is answered with a
The Boston Area Python Interest Group now has a mailing list.
DISLIN 8.1: A high-level and easy to use plotting library for
displaying data as curves, bar graphs, pie charts, 3D-colour
plots, surfaces, contours and maps.
M2Crypto 0.10: A cryptographic library. This release updates to
OpenSSL 0.9.7a and provides AES-128/192/256.
mxODBC Zope Database Adapter 1.0.5: Allows you to easily connect
your Zope installation to just about any database backend.
nohtml 1.10: This program removes HTML attachments from email.
py2exe 0.3.4: py2exe is a distutils extension to build Windows
executables from python scripts.
Twisted 1.0.5: Twisted is an event-driven framework for building
networked clients and servers.
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
Notice especially the master FAQ
PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
daily python url
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.
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.
The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
to all sorts of Python resources.
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."
The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
as an independent nexus of activity
Cetus does much of the same
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com/.
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