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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.

    ActiveState releases a free Google module for the way-cool Google
    Web Service. 
    Stephen Figgins is also working in the WS area.

    COM threading and the Win32 message pump make it a challenge
    to program correct timeouts.  Read the book.

    Remember:  the point about generators and other 2.x enhancements
    is that they simplify coding.
    'Wonder about all this "time machine" chatter?  Timbot illustrates
    an instance.

    os.system() should be simple.  Sometimes we need
    to keep Win* from making it otherwise.

    Alex Martelli exhibits an irritation in shelve--along with a fix for it.


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.

    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?

    The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect Python resources   

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

    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*

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

    Tenth International Python Conference            

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:*

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