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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (September 4)

Sep 05, 2002, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

QOTW:  The canonical, "Python is a great first language", elicited,
"Python is a great last language!" -- Noah Spurrier
<c9d82136.0208251844.63a6d187@posting.google.com>

"We C++ programmers have developed tricks to help us deal with this
sort of thing, in much the same way that people who suffer severe
childhood trauma develop psychological mechanisms to insulate themselves
from those experiences :-) " - Joseph A.  Knapka
http://groups.google.com/groups?th=b16d1daabdacd1de

"A growing number of utilities is a sign that a format is popular, not
that it is good." -- Oren Tirosh

               
Threads:
    A thoughtful note on one person's decision to use Python in a
    scientific environment:
        <3D60A1E2.7FD246E0@anansispaceworks.com>

    A Lisp implementation of a statistical spam filter described at
        http://www.paulgraham.com/spam.html
    is converted to Python, debated, and discussed:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=163046edb9100ee8

    A newbie's question about the behavior of lists and references is answered:
        <001601c24750$c5490d10$0effa8c0@john>

Sites and stuff:
    gamasutra.com has an article on using Python to script games:
        http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20020821/dawson_01.htm
    (free but intrusive registration required)

    New PEP Format: reStructuredText
        http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Mail/Message/python-dev/1341652

    'Seen the new Python book?
        http://click.unixreview.email-publisher.com/maaavMbaaTpIEa2scaRb/

Software:
    Psyco 0.4.1 is released.  Psyco is an extension to the standard Python
    interpreter to perform "specialized compiling" -- giving Python some of
    the speed advantages of statically typed languages like C:
        http://psyco.sourceforge.net/
    Jimmy Retzlaff posts benchmarks of standard Python, Pyrex, and Psyco
    which show impressive performance:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=d85d63a710c53607

    XMail 1.00 is released, both a suite of applications, and a framework
    to extend.  It is both an SMTP and POP server:
        http://xmail.marketmix.com/products/xqm/xqm_lib.php

    The Albatross web application framework reaches 1.00:
        http://www.object-craft.com.au/projects/albatross/

    SimpleParse 2.0.0 is released.  SimpleParse is a parser generator --
    for parsing programming-language-like syntaxes:
        http://simpleparse.sourceforge.net/


    Python In PHP: a Python interpreter embedded in PHP, for the
    linguistically indecisive (alpha code):
        http://www.csh.rit.edu/~jon/projects/pip/


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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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