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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (December 17)

Dec 22, 2002, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])

QOTW:  "Writing your own Lisp Macro System is better than sex." 
empiricist Laura Creighton

"The reality is, Perl forces the programmer to choose between laziness and
carefulness.  In Python, you can (to a certain extent) be lazy and not
careless."  self-conscious Carl Banks

"In my opinion nobody should use Tkinter without Pmw."  enthusiast Horst
Gassner  


    Patrick O'Brien provides a "Guide to Python introspection".
        http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/l-pyint.html

    Naive questioners who just want to get at a DLL with Python
    probably are in search of ctypes.
        http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/ctypes.html

    Eric Max Francis thinks aloud about filter and codec patterns as
    he applies them in EmPy.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=right&th=f2de31bf137e5845

    Laura Creighton wrenches a long and modestly consequential thread
    aiming to quantify "popularity" into a deep description of healthy
    teamwork, XP practice, and testability.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=fa4b1f4c2d1c5f18

    Trent Mick and others make simple HTTPS Python service seem almost
    like a reasonable goal.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=3ad2d5de60bb5f05

    Bengt Richter and a few others with ambitions for Python to do
    symbolic calculations demonstrate the language's flexibility
    and power with simple parsing examples.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=bb5539c93160ef1b

    Uche Ogbuji's work with XML is important.  Most recent is his
    "Companion".
        http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/12/11/py-xml.html


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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

    Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by 
    Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of summarizing action on the
    python-dev mailing list once every other week.
        http://www.python.org/dev/summary/
        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 Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
    that base their business on ... Python."
        http://www.python-in-business.org

    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

    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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