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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
    many-voiced "yes".

    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:'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
    their results.

    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
    mailing lists

    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

    Python FAQTS

    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
    The online Python Journal is posted at and
    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*

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:*

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