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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (May 20)

May 21, 2003, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])

QOTW:  "OOP can save you from debugging software to the same extent that
COBOL can remove the need for programmers."      -- Mark Carter

"A real system has no top."  -- Bertrand Meyer

    Alex Martelli explains why a 'synchronized' keyword (such as in
    Java) would not be Pythonic.

    Anthony Baxter wants to know if you're making strange use of

    The deadline for Python 11 - OSCON 2003 early bird registration is
    May 23rd, 2003.  The conference will be held July 7-11, 2003 in
    Portland, Oregon, USA.

    Matplotlib 0.2: A pure python plotting library designed to bring
    publication quality plotting to python with a syntax familiar to
    matlab users.

    mxODBC Zope Database Adapter 1.0.6: Allows you to easily connect
    your Zope installation to just about any database backend.
    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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