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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
    http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1052231735.16963.python-list%40python.org


Discussion:
    An elegant puzzle-solving framework by Raymond Hettinger, suitable
    for many kinds of graph traversal problem.
        <http://users.rcn.com/python/download/puzzle.py>

    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.
        <http://groups.google.com/groups?th=10563ebf1b868076#link2>

    Vincent Bernat, answering his own question, points out the PyPgSQL
    module as an example of how to use exception hierarchies from C.
        <http://groups.google.com/groups?th=7d9594a33458839e#link2>

    David Mertz describes a possible book on Python metaprogramming,
    asks whether he should write it, and is answered with a
    many-voiced "yes".
        <http://groups.google.com/groups?th=79fbd1c604dd7ac8>


Announcements:
    The Boston Area Python Interest Group now has a mailing list.
        <http://wingide.com/mailman/listinfo/boston-pig>

    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.
        <http://www.dislin.de/>

    M2Crypto 0.10: A cryptographic library.  This release updates to
    OpenSSL 0.9.7a and provides AES-128/192/256.
        <http://www.post1.com/home/ngps/m2>

    mxODBC Zope Database Adapter 1.0.5: Allows you to easily connect
    your Zope installation to just about any database backend.
        <http://www.egenix.com/>

    nohtml 1.10: This program removes HTML attachments from email.
        <http://www.tundraware.com/Software/nohtml/>

    py2exe 0.3.4: py2exe is a distutils extension to build Windows
    executables from python scripts.
        <http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/py2exe/>

    Twisted 1.0.5: Twisted is an event-driven framework for building
    networked clients and servers.
        <http://www.twistedmatrix.com/>


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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

    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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  http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Python-URL!&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python


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