Python-URL! for November 20, 2000Nov 20, 2000, 20:42 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Edwards)
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 10:44:48 -0600 (CST)
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
Bernhard Reiter publishes wxPython article (German) in magzine
Andrew Dalke politely explains the convention of a "main"
function and associated textual formatting
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
A loooong thread on "Ruby and Python" includes highlights which
not only sagely contrast those two, but also examine several
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
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be sure
to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.
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
The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects Python
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
Python Consortium emerges as an independent nexus of
Cetus does much of the same
Python To-Do List anticipates some of Python's future
Python Journal is at work on its second issue
Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's
impressive what AI can generate
Archive probing trick of the trade:
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