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Mar 05, 2001, 21:23 (0 Talkback[s])
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Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 06:51:10 -0600 (CST)
From: Oleg Broytmann phd@phd.russ.ru
To: Dr.Dobb's.Python-URL.distribution@starbase.neosoft.com
Newsgroups: comp.lang.python
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Mar 5)

Guido van Rossum releases Python 1.6.1 to fix GPL incompatibility
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-announce-list/2001-February/000682.html

On the Python2 side: Python 2.1b1 released
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/126320
New in this release: Nested Scopes are now optional, new tool pydoc, full support for MacOS X, Cygwin, and RISCOS.

Tim Peters makes PEP 236: "Back to the __future__" and thus starts hot discussions, proposals, counter-proposals and counter-counter-proposals
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/messagesearch?query=PEP%20236%3A%20%20Back%20to%20the%20__future__
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/messagesearch?query=counter-proposal%20for%20PEP%20236

Michael Hudson publishes python-dev summary for 2001-02-15 - 2001-03-01
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/126217

Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz: REGULAR EXPRESSIONS - Pulling different threads
http://www.sunworld.com/unixinsideronline/swol-02-2001/swol-0216-regex.html

A Python role playing game! Play your favorite Python community member! While said member watches! Travel through time! Save the planet! Martijn Faassen proposes Python RPG (joke)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/125822
Read March instead of January, of course

Oleg Broytmann takes a SpamCop perl script and rewrites it to Python; fighting spam has never been easier!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/125520
http://spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/166.html

GNU Solfege is an eartraining program for X written in Python, using the GTK+ and GNOME libraries
http://www.solfege.org/

Charming Python - Updating your Python reading list David Mertz: Reviewing eight of the best known Python books
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/l-cp12.html?dwzone=linux

David also reveals a code for full-text indexing and searching
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/126371

Peter Norvig: Extreme Rapid Development
http://www.sdmagazine.com/articles/2001/0103/0103e/0103e.htm

Tom Schwaller: Scheduling with Python and Webware
http://www.python.de/docs/QuickStart.html

A.M. Kuchling: Quotation Exchange Language, or QEL, is an XML language for exchanging collections of quotations
http://www.amk.ca/qel/
http://xml.coverpages.org/ni2001-03-03-a.html

Python Helps Disney Write a New Script
http://python.oreilly.com/news/disney_0201.html

Chris Gonnerman posts C source to a shadow module which contains the functions lckpwdf() and ulckpwdf()
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/125999

Python must matter if it can be used with Ada, no? pyAda enables programmers to write Python extensions in Ada 95 or extend Ada 95 programs with a Python interpreter
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/125989
http://pyada.sourceforge.net/

Federico Di Gregorio, the same man who brought to us PoPy PostgreSQL driver, writes new Postgres driver and Zope Database Adapter
http://initd.org/

PythonJournal is alive! It becomes interactive!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/126159
Not all people are happy, though
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/126180

W3C: Python modules for RDF Tim Berners-Lee: By the way... Python is cool!
http://www.w3.org/2000/10/swap/

Kirby Urner: Oregon curriculum network. Hitting two targets: OO + group theory (pedagogy). Python as intro language
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/126344

Barry Warsaw announces Mailman 2.0.2 - important privacy patch
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/126373

Beware the southern pythons! (joke)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/125616

Alex Martelli: I come to praise .join, not to bury it
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/126436

Zope:
Paul Tchistopolskii makes Zope Prouct API easy with Zope Beans
http://lists.zope.org/pipermail/zope/2001-March/084640.html
http://www.pault.com/zope_beans.html

Hot threads of the week:

CPAN functionality for python
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/messagesearch?query=CPAN%20functionality%20for%20python

Combinations of n Lists
http://groups.google.com/groups?lr=&group=comp.lang.python&safe=off&ic=1&th=275c44135cba024f&seekd=920137360

Collection interfaces
http://groups.google.com/groups?num=25&lr=&group=comp.lang.python&safe=off&th=34d9ba9d0f261c1a&ic=1&seekd=920732844


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
Notice especially the master FAQ
http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html

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://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.announce

Michael Hudson continues Andrew Kuchling's marvelous tradition of summarizing action on the python-dev mailing list twice a month.
http://starship.python.net/crew/mwh/summaries/
http://www.amk.ca/python/dev

The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect 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://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100

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