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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     

    Michiel de Hoon gets help and works through making a windows
    installer on cygwin with distutils.
    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.
    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.
    Guido van Rossum makes his Powerpoint slides for his keynotes 
    addresses at EuroPython and OSCON available.
    Currencies and decimal places without saying the "f" word...
    Joost Jacob launches a Project to provide functions to turn a 
    Python class into a server.
    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.
    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.
    David Levy asks for tips on and complex types information
    for input messages that require user defined types like the one for 
    the new Amazon web service.
    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."
    Larry needs help getting UDP Multicast to work properly.$cQ3.104714@sccrnsc01
    Dave Cinege announces proctitle, a stand alone module that manipulates
    the 'argv[]' (process listing) of the Python process allowing one to 
    change the output seen from 'ps'.  It is useful for hiding 'python',
    an argument that is a password, or update process information.
    Bobby Beckmann releases PyDumper, a GDB helper script that wraps GDB 
    and is able to extract a stack trace and all relevant data (func args, 
    globals, locals, instance vars) to help debugging apps that get stuck.
    Eugene Kim wants to make a p2p application in python like napster.$kd$
    Jay O'Connor wonders about writing a distributed Python framework, 
    and will save the effort finding many to choose from.
    Markus von Ehr bumps into a known bug that causes the DOS-Shell 
    to hangs when using python/Tkinter.
    Gerard A.W. Vreeswijk asks for a function wrapper a la Perl's 
    Hook::WrapSub and gets a quick roll-your-own response.

    Remi Delon introduces providing Free CherryPy hosting.
    CherryPy is a Python-based tool for developing dynamic websites.
    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


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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