Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (July 1)
Jul 02, 2002, 08:00 (
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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
Uwe Mayer looks for a way for a class to create a class instead
of an instance.
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.
Drew Csillag a mainly bugfix release of SkunkWeb 3.2.3
Hans Nowak puzzles over how getattr can work in the class, but
not directly, and Greg Ewing supplies the answer.
Mark Hammond replies to questions of properly unloading
multithreaded COM servers
John Hunter asks for hints on getting to the base roots of words,
and gets pointers to two python solutions...
Russel E. Owen wants to support extrospection by converting FK5,
ICRS, Galactic, Apparent Geocentric and Apparent Topocentric coordinates
Dr. Gary Herron searches for a winnt-ish equivalent of os.setuid
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.
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...
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.
If you have enough slots, it's easy to fall through the cracks...
Christopher Saunter want to build Pythoniac: a hardware processor that
directly executes Python bytecode.
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.
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.
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?"
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
Anton Vredegoor releases a rubiks cube simulation for visual python.
Christian Tismer says 'EuroPython was just -- great!', and posts a link
to slides from his Stackless talk.
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
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
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
The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect Python resources
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
as an independent nexus of activity
Cetus does much of the same
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
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