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Python-URL! for November 30, 1999

Nov 30, 1999, 21:52 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gordon McMillan)

Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 15:20:50 -0600 (CST)
From: "Gordon McMillan" <<a href="">>

Noteworthy items this week from Pythondom:

Michael Stroeder announces pyCA-0.6.2 - a set of scripts and CGI-BIN programs written in Python for setting up and running a certificate authority using OpenSSL.

Sean Reifschneider announces sockserv, a SMTP/NNTP/POP- like server module that makes it easy to create command / response type servers.

Tony Ibbs announces v0.3 for his metalanguage for mxTextTools
[Note: mxTextTools features an unusual and extremely fast parsing engine with an incomprehensible API; Tony has been slowly chipping away at making the interface non-hostile for a year or so.]

Mike Fletcher posts which shows off both wxPython and the Numeric extensions.

The subject of automatic garbage collection returns, this time with a practical cast: Fredrik Lundh on how it would be helpful:

James Logajan on why he prefers the current approach:

And finally, Bijan Parsia gives pointers to some modern GC implementations that should ease James' concerns.

Tim Peters exposes his impractical bent, and shows that an apparently simple "lottery" game isn't so simple:

Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:'s Python Language Website is the center of Pythonia

Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group mailing lists

Python Consortium emerges as an independent nexus of activity

Python To-Do List anticipates some of Python's future direction

Python Journal is at work on its second issue

Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive what AI can generate

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