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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (November 26)

Dec 01, 2002, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])

I apologize for last week's "Python-URL!" outage.  I continue to wrestle with
ways to improve its reliability in the future.


QOTW:  "You're on Windows, so the standard way to do things is to hack until
you get the behaviour you want... ;-)"   Eric Brunel 

"Incidentally, do you believe you are the first person to think of this?  This
question ('how can I obscure Python byte-code?') comes up at least once a
month on this list.  It's fairly clear that any scheme you come up with will
take longer to implement than it will to break by a competent hacker.

Anyway, good luck!  If your software is any better than your protection scheme
I'll download it from http://www.warez.com when you release it ;)"  Cliff Wells


    "PyCon is a community-oriented Python conference emphasizing
    accessibility and low cost."  More code, fewer suits.
        http://www.python.org/pycon/

    Volume 3 of the Python Journal kicks off with great titles.
        http://pythonjournal.cognizor.com/

    While we continue to refine "best practices", it's clear that we
    collectively have a way to go in our awareness of the power of
    list comprehensions, and also that lambdas need to be rewritten
    out of the beginnings of tutorials.  Bonuses include examples of
    functionalism-think ("reduce" for "for", and so on).
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=a21d4992bcd0bb58

    Event-driven, enterprise-integrating, ...--could Twisted better
    alloy the significant buzzwords of the day?
        http://www.zoteca.com/wp/PythonEAIwp.html   
        http://www.oetrends.com/cgi-bin/page_display.cgi?98

    Leading Pythoneers Mike Olson and Uche Ogbuji explain their use of
    the language with RSS.
        http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/library/ws-pyth11.html

    Big important projects, as well as small and beloved ones, depend on
    ZODB.  The latter continues to accumulate functionality, most recently
    IndexedCatalog.
        http://www.async.com.br/projects/IndexedCatalog/

    Recommended security-related reading of the week:  "The Peon's
    Guide To Secure System Development"
        http://m.bacarella.com/papers/secsoft/html/index.html       

    Watch for Python-pertinent items in the corporate communications
    of scripting patron ActiveState Tools:
        http://www.activestate.com/Corporate/Communications/Newsletters/


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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.*

Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
  http://www.ddj.com/topics/pythonurl/         
  http://purl.org/thecliff/python/url.html (dormant)
or
  http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Python-URL!&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python


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-- The Python-URL! Team--

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