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Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 09:54:06 -0600 (CST)
From: Oleg Broytmann
To: Dr.Dobb'
Newsgroups: comp.lang.python
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Mar 26)

Guido van Rossum announces Python 2.1b2

On the heels of the announcement Sean Reifschneider announces Python 2.1b2 SRPM

Fred Drake updates documentation for the second beta release of Python 2.1

Andrew Kuchling reminds there are Python HOWTO Documents

It was a week of PEPs. Barry Warsaw updates PEP 1, PEP Purpose and Guidelines

Andrew Kuchling writes PEP 241: Metadata for Python Software Packages

Clark Evans writes a new PEP for Query Protocol Interface; the discussion is deep
He applies for a PEP number

Michel Pelletier reminds about PEP 245: Python interfaces

Clark Evans comments

Paul Dubois writes PEP 242: Numeric Kinds

Sean Reifschneider makes PEP243: Module Repository Upload Mechanism
and Distutils upload patch

Moshe Zadka announces new list for discussion of Python's Numeric Model

John Shipman reveals new Tkinter and PIL documentation
84 pages in Postsvript or PDF format

Object inspectors just like Smalltalk! Visually inspect objects as you code. Written using tkinter; interfaces nicely into IDLE

Thinking Outside the Box
The government should give you copyright. But in exchange, you owe me a buck every time your software crashes.
(Not related to Python, just a good reading)

TuxBot Programming with Python

Bruce Edge shows how to preserve history between interactive sessions
(using readline, of course)

Doug Fort publishes another cookie module

Building Zope and Python on Mac OS X

Zope 2.3.1 beta 3 released

An Interview with Paul Everitt and Ken Manheimer of Digital Creations

A Zope Spreadsheet Generator: Perl, Python, And DTML Working Together

Chris Withers finally releases Squishdot 1.0.0

Hot threads of the week:
New PEP: The directive statement
Static methods*&safe=off&ic=1&th=162da83d63248a97&seekd=910508206

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

comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.

Michael Hudson continues Andrew Kuchling's marvelous tradition of summarizing action on the python-dev mailing list once every other week.

The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect Python resources

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

The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium as an independent nexus of activity

Cetus does much of the same

Python FAQTS

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

Archive probing trick of the trade:

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