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Apr 04, 2002, 08:00 (2 Talkback[s])

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QOTW:  "Is this one of those deals where you tickle a file with that
'mouse' thing, and then a dialog box from an irrelevant program pops
up and steals the focus before you can finish what you started?  I
love stuff like that." -Tim Peters

"[T]he distinctive difference between PCs and other consumer electronics
is that only PCs are allowed to fail in routine use." -Peter Coffee

    Does Python deserve a boolean type?  Powerful minds analyze PEP 285.

    Aahz echoes timbot's entreaties to esteem the benefits of Queue.Queue.

    April Fool's roundup:
    ZWiki Author Disillusioned...Rubymortis sets in. - see "Big news" (future archive)
    ZopeNewbies: Microsoft takes over Zope
    Sestina deemed best format for switch statement implementation
    Docstrings requirement feature in 2.2.1 avoidable by use of ""  
    SOAP to be transported over IRC; finger/whois replaces WSDL.

    The real Tkinter documentation URL:

    Bob McMillan elicits "Python's Creator Guido van Rossum's Take on Open
    Source's Favorite Serpent"

    Plotting Pointers:

    Nicolas Chauvat is looking for interested people to form a Logic-SIG 
    or CLP-SIG.

    Reading binary as text is not the easiest way..
    Coding can be pure poetry...

    Measuring memory allocation

    Messaging or Threading..and safely

    PEP 262: Database of Installed Python Packages Moving into Interface
    Development and on to Integration


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  
    Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
    World-Wide Web articles related to Python. 
    While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
    are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
    their results.

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

    Michael Hudson continued Andrew Kuchling's marvelous tradition
    of summarizing action on the python-dev mailing list once every
    other week, into July 2001.  Any volunteers to re-start this
    valuable series?

    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

    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
    The online Python Journal is posted at and
    welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
    of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.

    *Py: the Journal of the Python Language*

    Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive
    what AI can generate

    Tenth International Python Conference            

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:*

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