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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (May 9)

May 10, 2002, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])

QOTW:  "the distinctive difference between PCs and other consumer
electronics is that only PCs are allowed to fail in routine use."
Peter Coffee

    More and more good Python articles are making it into magazines.
        http://www.sdmagazine.com/documents/s=7151/sdmcnf0204b/sdmcnf0204b.htm

    ActiveState releases a free Google module for the way-cool Google
    Web Service.
        http://ASPN.ActiveState.com/ASPN/WebServices/Google 
    Stephen Figgins is also working in the WS area.
        http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/python/2002/05/02/pythonnews.html

    COM threading and the Win32 message pump make it a challenge
    to program correct timeouts.  Read the book.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&frame=left&th=4d4a40338b058725

    Remember:  the point about generators and other 2.x enhancements
    is that they simplify coding.
        http://www.deadlybloodyserious.com/Python/2002/05/02.html#a722
    
    'Wonder about all this "time machine" chatter?  Timbot illustrates
    an instance.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&frame=left&th=c13676bbf82ceea4

    os.system() should be simple.  Sometimes we need http://www.technet.com
    to keep Win* from making it otherwise.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&frame=left&th=e22a3b23957f8614

    Alex Martelli exhibits an irritation in shelve--along with a fix for it.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&frame=left&th=1feae0041583e597

    
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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

    Michael Hudson continued Andrew Kuchling's marvelous tradition
    of summarizing action on the python-dev mailing list once every
    other week, into July 2001.  Any volunteers to re-start this
    valuable series?
        http://starship.python.net/crew/mwh/summaries/
        http://www.amk.ca/python/dev

    The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect 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 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

    Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive
    what AI can generate
        http://www.links2go.com/search?search=python

    Tenth International Python Conference 
        http://www.python10.org            

    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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