Python-URL! for July 18, 2000Jul 18, 2000, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew M. Kuchling)
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 09:58:13 -0500 (CDT)
Mark Hammond reveals a fourth (nth?) Python implementation on the horizon: "It has a compiler that generates native Windows .DLL/.EXE files. It uses a runtime that consists of a few thousand lines of C# (C-Sharp) code. ... Python can subclass VB or C# classes, and vice-versa."
The Python community has always had fun suggesting enhancements to the language, but unless you follow threads carefully, it can be hard to figure out the state of a proposal. Barry Warsaw will be making the process more formal and IETF-like, as described here:
Huaiyu Zhu provides class calculus to help homesick Javans and others involved in a particular kind of type correctness
Edward K. Ream and Gordon McMillan show how to think about generation of executables which embed Python, even in the face of Win* peculiarities, Borland-Microsoft miscegenation, backlinking, extensions, and related abstrusities
Intellisens-ability: PythonWin capacity to use a key other than TAB in AutoComplete traversal
TheKompany.com releases the third distinct product called "Visual Python". This one "is aimed at KDE and GNOME appli- cation developers and allows you to easily embed Python as a GUI enabled scripting language in your application"
Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:
Python.org's Python Language Website is the center of Pythonia
eff-bot's complements this digest with his daily python url
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group mailing lists
Python Consortium emerges as an independent nexus of activity
The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects Python resources
Python To-Do List anticipates some of Python's future direction
Python Journal is at work on its second issue
Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive what AI can generate
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