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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (November 4)

Nov 10, 2002, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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QOTW:  "This newsgroup is friendlier than most.  We only require 5 hours
of Googleing before you can ask a question!  ;-)."  Manuel M. Garcia

"Python resists making major library decisions preferring to leave it to
the individual, while Perl's 'first-through-the-gate-naming' wins the
standard."  Emile van Sebille

"PyChecker is at revision 0.8.11, but don't let that fool you, it is very
usable and finds an amazing array of Python coding errors."  Manuel M. Garcia 


Articles and threads
    Barry A. Warsaw talks about the Python mailing list/newsgroup
    gateway problems which explain the erratic traffic for the past
    week or so:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1035997172.19952.python-list%40python.org

    Michael Hudson suggests an approach (and then an improvement) for
    doing interactive and iterative development, a sort of module
    reload on steroids which uses metaclasses:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=m2pttq8yaa.fsf%40python.net

    A question about the future of Jython results in informative and
    reassuring responses:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3dc18ae0%240%2484941%24e4fe514c%40dreader4.news.xs4all.nl

    A question about "protecting" Python source from prying eyes leads
    to a discussion of the pros and cons of deliberate obfuscation
    vs. licensing:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=aq3dsg%24l0s%241%40news.netpower.no

Software
    SpamBayes, a Python-based spam filtering solution which uses
    a Bayesian approach to analyzing incoming messages, has reached an
    early stage where it can be used, via the command line, a POP3
    intermediary, or Outlook 2000:
        http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/
        http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/applications.html

    PyNassi, a program structure chart editor and debugger written
    with and for Python, reaches version 1.2:
        http://www.ingo-linkweiler.de/diplom/

    Albatross is a small, flexible Python system for developing
    stateful Web applications:
        http://www.object-craft.com.au/projects/albatross/

    PiP attempts to wed python with PHP, in the form of a Python
    extension in PHP:
        http://www.csh.rit.edu/~jon/projects/pip/

    Jeremy Hylton announces the final releases of ZODB 3.1, an object
    database for Zope that provides transactional persistence, and ZEO
    2.0, a client-server system which uses it:
        http://www.zope.org/Products/StandaloneZODB
        http://www.zope.org/Products/ZEO
        http://sourceforge.net/projects/zodb

    Python-DSV is a module for importing and exporting delimiter
    separated values, a generalization of comma separated value (CSV)
    formats:
        http://python-dsv.sourceforge.net/

    Psyche is an attempt to combine the best qualities of Python with
    those of Scheme (a Lisp-like language):
        http://www.xs4all.nl/~yduppen/site/psyche.html

Resources
    Ironically, at PHPCon, it emerges that Rackspace, which heavily
    relied on PHP in getting off the ground, is converting a large
    portion of their code to Python (as reported in Jeremy Zawodny's
    Web log):
        http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/000282.html

    The Python 2.3a0 development version of the documentation has been
    updated:
        http://www.python.org/dev/doc/devel/


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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  
    Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
    World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
         http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html 
    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.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.announce

    Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by 
    Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of summarizing action on the
    python-dev mailing list once every other week.
        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/

    The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
    as an independent nexus of activity
        http://www.python.org/psf/

    Cetus does much of the same
        http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html

    Python FAQTS
        http://python.faqts.com/

    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
        http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=5470&func=browse
        http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html
     
    The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com/.
    editor@pythonjournal.com and editor@pythonjournal.cognizor.com
    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*
        http://www.pyzine.com

    Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive
    what AI can generate
        http://www.links2go.com/search?search=python

    Tenth International Python Conference 
        http://www.python10.org            

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100
        http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*

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