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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (December 23)

Dec 29, 2002, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])

QOTW:  "I think this Knuth guy might have been onto something ;-)."
curiousguyd at hotmail.com

"[S]ource code [is] a liability, not an asset."  Cameron Laird

"I think the world would probably be a better place if everybody had a
blow-up doll to talk to. ;-)"     Skip Montanaro         


Articles and threads
    An innocent question about garbage collection results in words of
    warning concerning the unnecessary reliance of implementation
    details in particular Python implementations (e.g., CPython
    vs. Jython finalization):
         http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3E0649D0.B5BEF659%40alcyone.com
         http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1040567069.10784.python-list%40python.org

    Python--especially by way of salstat--does statistics.
         http://groups.google.com/groups?th=b8b5acf55fb2026e

    Manuel M. Garcia sums up the Python vs. Lisp tirades and community
    competition that tends to spawn off large threads:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=l8u90v0v3mr7hrvun3hp3l7h3rccsuh9m2%404ax.com

    An important thread highlights modules far less well-known than
    they deserve.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=1b14c868ac5aa327

Software
    A release of Python 2.2.1 for DOS has been made available:
        http://members.lycos.co.uk/bdeck

    Thwander version 2.29 has been released:
        http://www.tundraware.com/Software/twander/

Resources
    Thanos Vassilakis has written an article outlining how to do CGI
    session handling with pso.session:
        http://www.scriptfoundry.com/modules/pso/doc/session-cgi.html

    Jarno Virtanen thinks hard about what it means to sort in Python.
        http://pythonowns.blogspot.com/2002_12_15_pythonowns_archive.html#86269685     

Meetings and announcements
    EuroPython 2003 will be held in Charleroi, Belgium, in 2003 June
    25-27; details are forthcoming:
        http://www.europython.org/

    PyCon DC 2003's Call for Papers has been extended until 15 January.
    You, too, can "Popularize Python".
        http://www.python.org/pycon       

    Useless Python is looking for volunteers to contribute:
        http://uselesspython.com/

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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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