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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (September 10)

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QOTW:  "I've had an interesting year - I've been coding in nothing but
Python (Unix & Win32) and assembler (embedded PIC processors).  Talk
about a contrast!  Yet in both cases, the languages 'Fit My Brain' for
the tasks at hand." - Tim Daneliuk

"I'm too new to Python to give you good technical reasons to use it,
but I like it :)" - TeaAndBikkie

"This is actually the first new program I've coded in C (rather than
Python) in a good four years or so." - Eric S. Raymond

    The Python-dev list summary for 2002-08-16 - 2002-09-01:
    In light of the new PEP Format, Dr. David Mertz narrarates his
    experience with text formatting markup methods:
    Python interprocess communication methods:
    Many thoughts on the cryptic nature of regular expressions:
    Duncan Booth points some of the relatively few gotchas he's
    encountered when packaging a Python program into an EXE:

    Python-based Windows EXE's installation hints:
    Repeatable module import debuging tips:
    There are faster ways for building huge strings:
    Thorough response to algorithm question on 'Smoothing a discrete set
    of data':
    Building Python on SCO issues discussed:

    Number-of-threads-implemented concern addressed:
    More answers on reasons to learn Python, with thoughts on PHP:
    Tim Rue is perplexing.  This thread concludes with with an FAQ
    that makes things as clear as possible.
    Question on encryption leads to intro, warnings and directions to
    more detailed resources:
    How to handle stdin/stdout for daemonization:
    Thoughts on support for rebinding in nested scopes:

    Which database is right for 2000-3000 records?:
    Larry Wall's Python comments in his Slashdot interview 
    are discussed on the
    xmlrpclib 1.0.1 includes Bug fixes and performance enhancements:
    CherryPy? 0.6 adds SSL support:
    JinSitu - Interactive introspection environment for Java and Jython:
    Pyrex now available:
    PyGame 1.53 includes CD-ROM & MPEG object enhancements, Civil-0.8 and rectangle handling improvements:

    lfm 0.9, UNIX Python Midnight Commander Clone:
    scgi 0.5 is now available from:
    "spambayes" is a Python implementation of applying Bayesian
    classifier to spam detection:
    New Stackless Python beta available:
    'waccess' v. 2.0  web log analyzer is released at:
    Freeware 'AutoIt' Win32 UI test automation tool noted:


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 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

    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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