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Python-URL! for November 20, 2000

Nov 20, 2000, 20:42 (0 Talkback[s])
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Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 10:44:48 -0600 (CST)
From: Grant Edwards grante@visi.com
Newsgroups: comp.lang.python
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 20)

Kind of a slow week -- maybe everybody is paying too much attention to Florida. Keep watching comp.lan.python.announce, though.

Steve Holden points out the "dtuple" package for turning tuples/lists into objects or dictionaries with named attributes.
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=691663734

Bernhard Reiter publishes wxPython article (German) in magzine "sw-development".
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=694747967

Andrew Dalke politely explains the convention of a "main" function and associated textual formatting
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=695235053

Alex Martelli writes wisely and comprehensively. This time his subject is run-time type calculation http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=695348220 While thinking about list comprehensions, he ventures perilously near the land of over-refined arcana, before emerging with a lovely example of correct and meaningful usage http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=695705631

jepler epler correctly promotes os.path as a superior alternative to RE-slinging
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=695477505

A loooong thread on "Ruby and Python" includes highlights which not only sagely contrast those two, but also examine several interesting tangents
http://deja.com/=dnc/viewthread.xp?AN=694317151


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 although PythonLabs.com bills itself as "The Python Source", which is becoming increasingly true in 2000 http://www.pythonlabs.com/

PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the daily python url
http://www.pythonware.com/daily

comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.
http://deja.com/group/comp.lang.python.announce

Andrew Kuchling writes marvelous summaries twice a month of the action on the python-dev mailing list, where the future of Python is truly determined
http://www.kuchling.com/python/dev/

The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects 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/

Python Consortium emerges as an independent nexus of activity
http://www.python.org/consortium

Cetus does much of the same
http://www.cetus-links.de/oo_python.html

Python FAQTS
http://python.faqts.com/

Python To-Do List anticipates some of Python's future direction
http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/todo.py

Python Journal is at work on its second issue
http://www.pythonjournal.com

Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive what AI can generate
http://www.links2go.com/search?search=python

Archive probing trick of the trade:
http://www.dejanews.com/dnquery.xp?QRY=&DBS=2&ST=PS&defaultOp=AND&LNG=ALL&format=threaded&showsort=date&maxhits=100&groups=comp.lang.python

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http://purl.org/thecliff/python/url.html
or
http://www.dejanews.com/dnquery.xp?QRY=~g%20comp.lang.python%20Python-URL%21

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