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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (July 30)

Jul 31, 2002, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])

QOTW:  "If you don't have time to learn another language, then you
will likely never realize any of the benefits that Python, and learning
Python, might have to offer."  -- George Demmy

"... -- doing nothing gracefully is important because there's sometimes
nothing that needs be done <wink>."  timbot
http://groups.google.com/groups?q=g:thl477273455d&dq=&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&selm=mailman.1026524959.15573.python-list%40python.org     

    
    Michiel de Hoon gets help and works through making a windows
    installer on cygwin with distutils.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3D3CD77B.1040102@ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp
    
    Erik Max Francis announces the rebirth of Munch as empy 1.0, 
    a system for embedding Python expressions and statements in 
    template text (or any other unexecuted content) which replaced
    GNU m4 as a macro processor for its author.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=3D3DBE23.4E164323@alcyone.com
    
    Raymond Smith releases Fnorb 1.2, which incorporates a number 
    of changes required to make Fnorb a truly pure-Python based 
    ORB including a pure Python IDL parser and pure Python CDR 
    processing. It represents the first stable release of Fnorb 
    since it was open sourced. 
        http://sourceforge.net/projects/fnorb
    
    Guido van Rossum makes his Powerpoint slides for his keynotes 
    addresses at EuroPython and OSCON available.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1027555542.30285.python-list@python.org
    
    Currencies and decimal places without saying the "f" word...
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.1027484434.16234.python-list@python.org
    
    Joost Jacob launches a Project to provide functions to turn a 
    Python class into a server.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=13285ea2.0207250503.b974470@posting.google.com
    
    Greg Ewing releases version 0.4 of Pyrex, a new language for 
    writing Python extension modules.  It lets you freely mix 
    operations on Python and C data, with  all Python reference 
    counting and error checking handled automatically.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1027522928.20293.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Clark C. Evans releases pyYaml v0.21.  YAML(tm) is a machine 
    parsable data serialization format designed for human readability
    and is optimized for data serialization, configuration settings,
    log files, Internet messaging and filtering.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1027570414.31317.python-list@python.org
    
    David Levy asks for tips on SOAP.py and complex types information
    for input messages that require user defined types like the one for 
    the new Amazon web service.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3D3BDD02.3997B185@xrce.xerox.com
    
    A history unfolds when Philippe Gendreau asks "What is it with 
    the '_'. I have seen it used in many places for what seems to 
    be different purposes."
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.1027526320.10233.python-list@python.org
    
    Larry needs help getting UDP Multicast to work properly.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=PuF%8.650192$cQ3.104714@sccrnsc01
    
    Dave Cinege announces proctitle, a stand alone module that manipulates
    the 'argv[]' (process listing) of the Python process allowing one to 
    change the output seen from 'ps'.  It is useful for hiding 'python',
    an argument that is a password, or update process information.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1027382614.7327.python-list@python.org
    
    Bobby Beckmann releases PyDumper, a GDB helper script that wraps GDB 
    and is able to extract a stack trace and all relevant data (func args, 
    globals, locals, instance vars) to help debugging apps that get stuck.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=3D3F805E.9050205@piels.com
    
    Eugene Kim wants to make a p2p application in python like napster.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=ahdqla$kd$2@newsreader.mailgate.org
    
    Jay O'Connor wonders about writing a distributed Python framework, 
    and will save the effort finding many to choose from.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=20020724.064941.722308542.1589@cybermesa.com
    
    Markus von Ehr bumps into a known bug that causes the DOS-Shell 
    to hangs when using python/Tkinter.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3D3FBF1A.C1531FB3@ipm.fhg.de
    
    Gerard A.W. Vreeswijk asks for a function wrapper a la Perl's 
    Hook::WrapSub and gets a quick roll-your-own response.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3D3E9F34.90FB8B3F@cs.uu.nl

    Remi Delon introduces freecherrypy.org providing Free CherryPy hosting.
    CherryPy is a Python-based tool for developing dynamic websites.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=585c0de9.0207252302.558a7953@posting.google.com
    
    Michael Hudson recalls, locates, then adapts this regular expression.
    Care to guess what it does? Or how it works? (helpful names changed)
    >>> def x(num, ex=re.compile(r"^1?$|^(11+?)\1+$")):
    ...  return ex.match('1'*num) is None
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=lkadoekcqj.fsf@pc150.maths.bris.ac.uk
    

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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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