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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (February 10)

Feb 16, 2003, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])

QOTW:  "Forking and threading mix like bananas and motor oil under the best
of conditions."
        - Tim Peters

"In this case the BDFL asked the committee to up or down vote the color red."
        - Jack Diederich


Discussion:
    Guido Van Rossum posts a PEP for a possible ternary operator.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1044638179.4983.python-list@python.org
    
    A discussion of the advantages of Pythons dynamic typing over
    static typing, and other alternatives for typeing in general.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=623cd325.0302060257.1542e098@posting.google.com
    
    A discussion of PEP 263, including its rupture of previously
    functioning scripts.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1044297249.12820.python-list@python.org
    
    A dissection of various methods to get the key associated with the
    highest value in a dictionary.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=6ca96053.0302032256.63f147be@posting.google.com
    
Announcements:
    QualLib-Python, a SWIG-wrape of the quantitative finance library, is
    now at version 0.3.1.
        http://quantlib.org/
    
    SharkyPy is a library for creating a distributed hash table. Version
    0.2 is now available.
        http://www.heim-d.de/~heikowu/SharkyPy/
    
    SimpleTAL 2.0 was released. SimpleTAL is a standalone implementation
    of the TAL/TALES template language.
        http://www.owlfish.com/software/simpleTAL/index.html
    
    KORBA, a .NET interface for Python, is now up to version 1.7.
        http://www.gadgil.net/DotNetWrapperForPython.htm
    
    The UK Python conference is only two months away.
        http://www.python-uk.org/
    
    Registration for PyCon 2003 - the first PyCon is now open. PyCon is a
    community-oriented Python conference emphasizing accessibility and low
    cost.
        http://www.python.org/pycon/reg.html

    Learn to program with a set of simple examples for pygame.
        http://www.nongnu.org/pygsear/
    

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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/

    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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