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
Patrick O'Brien provides a "Guide to Python introspection".
Naive questioners who just want to get at a DLL with Python
probably are in search of ctypes.
Eric Max Francis thinks aloud about filter and codec patterns as
he applies them in EmPy.
Laura Creighton wrenches a long and modestly consequential thread
aiming to quantify "popularity" into a deep description of healthy
teamwork, XP practice, and testability.
Trent Mick and others make simple HTTPS Python service seem almost
like a reasonable goal.
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.
Uche Ogbuji's work with XML is important. Most recent is his
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
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
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.
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.
The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect Python resources
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."
The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
as an independent nexus of activity
Cetus does much of the same
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com/.
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