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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (July 1)

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QOTW:  "So not only is the language incredibly expressive, clear, and
pragmatic, but it provides tools for exploration that make it easy to
focus on what works.  Those tools allow you to expand your working
subset of the language slowly over time as needed."
    -- Mark McEahern, on comp.lang.python 6/28/02
    http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1025267736.21565.python-list@python.org


    Uwe Mayer looks for a way for a class to create a class instead
    of an instance.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3D16E465.F0D2509E@ifib.uni-karlsruhe.de
    
    Oleg Broytmann announces mimedecode.py version 1.1.4, a program
    to decode MIME messages that allows, for example,  one to put
    mail messages into an archive, make HTML indices, and run a
    search indexer by converting messages to text in one character
    set and skipping binary attachments.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1024912231.9257.python-list@python.org
    
    Drew Csillag a mainly bugfix release of SkunkWeb 3.2.3
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1025107715.1032.python-list@python.org
    
    Hans Nowak puzzles over how getattr can work in the class, but
    not directly, and Greg Ewing supplies the answer.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3D180042.6000902@earthlink.net
    
    Mark Hammond replies to questions of properly unloading
    multithreaded COM servers
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3D1A7A9A.4050208@skippinet.com.au
    
    John Hunter asks for hints on getting to the base roots of words,
    and gets pointers to two python solutions...
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=m24rfn88jp.fsf@mother.paradise.lost
    
    Russel E. Owen wants to support extrospection by converting FK5,
    ICRS, Galactic, Apparent Geocentric and Apparent Topocentric coordinates
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=rowen-CE3C0F.13020226062002@nntp1.u.washington.edu

    Dr. Gary Herron searches for a winnt-ish equivalent of os.setuid
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.1025028033.22480.python-list@python.org
    
    The search is on for getting DCOracle2 to function properly for
    stand alone python on a W2K machine with python2.1.3 and Zope 2.5.1
    where ZOracleDA under Zope works fine.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=talon34-C09E81.19332125062002@netnews.attbi.com
    
    Ian McMeans asks for someone to give an example of a problem that is
    solved with metaclasses, which would be difficult or impossible to
    solve with inheritance...
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=ghTS8.58749$mh.1826422@news1.telusplanet.net
    
    Here're two techniques to install Pyrex on windows.  Pyrex lets you
    write code that mixes Python and C data types any way you want, and
    compiles it into a C extension for Python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3d1749d3.19107439@news1.news.adelphia.net
    
    If you have enough slots, it's easy to fall through the cracks...
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.1025089474.17780.python-list@python.org
    
    Christopher Saunter want to build Pythoniac: a hardware processor that
    directly executes Python bytecode.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=afc52t$2pj$1@sirius.dur.ac.uk
    
    François Pinard announces a new release of Pymacs, which allows
    Emacs users to extend Emacs using Python, where they might have
    traditionally used Emacs LISP.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1025049814.27896.python-list@python.org

    Rimon Barr releases SPYCE - Server Python Pages Version 1.1.8, a
    drop-in Apache plugin that supports simple and efficient Python-based
    dynamic HTML scripting.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1025155654.6600.python-list@python.org
    
    Bengt Richter spawns an interesting thread by asking "if you were
    hoping for an improvement over current practice [of web templating],
    which do you consider to be the tool(s) to beat, and what would the
    killer improvement(s) be?"
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=af2gh6$2c2$0@216.39.172.122
    
    Mark McEahern posts a first draft tutorial on metaclasses, in a record
    of his experiences trying out aspect-oriented programming (AOP) in
    Python, which holds the promise that you should ideally write your
    classes in complete ignorance of the aspects that you want to plug
    in later.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1025278420.26105.python-list@python.org
    
    Anton Vredegoor releases a rubiks cube simulation for visual python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=afkrn2$obb$1@news.hccnet.nl
    
    Christian Tismer says 'EuroPython was just -- great!', and posts a link
    to slides from his Stackless talk.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1025372865.19860.python-list@python.org
    
    
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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

    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?
        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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