Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (February 10)
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QOTW: "Forking and threading mix like bananas and motor oil under the best
- Tim Peters
"In this case the BDFL asked the committee to up or down vote the color red."
- Jack Diederich
Guido Van Rossum posts a PEP for a possible ternary operator.
A discussion of the advantages of Pythons dynamic typing over
static typing, and other alternatives for typeing in general.
A discussion of PEP 263, including its rupture of previously
A dissection of various methods to get the key associated with the
highest value in a dictionary.
QualLib-Python, a SWIG-wrape of the quantitative finance library, is
now at version 0.3.1.
SharkyPy is a library for creating a distributed hash table. Version
0.2 is now available.
SimpleTAL 2.0 was released. SimpleTAL is a standalone implementation
of the TAL/TALES template language.
KORBA, a .NET interface for Python, is now up to version 1.7.
The UK Python conference is only two months away.
Registration for PyCon 2003 - the first PyCon is now open. PyCon is a
community-oriented Python conference emphasizing accessibility and low
Learn to program with a set of simple examples for pygame.
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
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