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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (March 3)

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QOTW: "[I tried python] And my problems dissapeared! It was like
hosing ice with hot water"        Max M Rasmussen

"We did requirements and task analysis, iterative design, and user
testing. You'd almost think programming languages were an interface
between people and computers."    -- Steven Pemberton (one of the
designers of Python's direct ancestor ABC)

    The standard "How do I automatically mark up Python with HTML" discussion
    takes a new twist.

    A close look at methods for splitting a list in two based on a
    boolean test.

    Generic tips on speeding up Python code, and specific tips on speeding
    up code using Numeric.

    PyQStat 1.0 is a Python wrapper around QStat, a realtime game
    server status tool.

    The fourth release of PythonCAD is available. This is a CAD
    package written entirely in Python.

    PyReverse 0.4.2 is a set of utilities which reverse engineer Python code.


Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:'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
    their results.

    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 Python Package Index catalogues packages.

    The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
    to all sorts of Python resources.   

    Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
    mailing lists

    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

    Python FAQTS

    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
    The online Python Journal is posted at and
    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*

    Tenth International Python Conference            

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:*

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