Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (July 15)
Jul 16, 2002, 09:00 (
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
QOTW: "Wise artisans learn a tool's strengths and use those strengths
rather than fighting against the tool. Your 'design philosophy',
actively _hiding_ information, may be OK with other languages, but it's
definitely not the most productive way to use Python."
-- Alex Martelli on comp.lang.py
"XML combines all the inefficiency of text-based formats with most of the
unreadability of binary formats :-)" -- Oren Tirosh
"I've seen no reason to suspect that code, concepts, data structures,
interfaces, programmers or managers have an advantage over rats in this
respect." -- timbot, on sociopathology-inducing density
Does the debugging information clear from your screen too quickly?
Duncan Booth shows how to use excepthook to catch it.
Barry A. Warsaw announces the creation of a new SIG focussed on
producing a common persistence and transactional framework for
Alex Martelli provides tips and ideas for performance gains in an
overview of multi-threading on multi-CPU machines.
The group has fun debunking anti-python FUD in this thread...
...and Curt Finch subsequently posts a link to a nice advocacy piece...
...meanwhile, an article exploring python in the enterprise by Dan Shafer...
...evokes clarification, but is generally well received.
Gerhard Kalab has started an integration effort for Python and Eclipse.
Included is an incomplete Python editor and the possibility to launch
Joe Woodward ask about a problem with stat and a 4.2Gb file.
Remi Delon releases CherryPy-0.2, a Python-based tool for developing
dynamic web sites.
Want to work in the __future__ environment without importing?
Thomas Bellman shows an admittedly inelegant hack to do so.
Mike C. Fletcher announces the alpha-2 release of SimpleParse, a
BSD-licensed Python package providing a simple parser generator for
use with the mxTextTools text-tagging engine.
Max Ischenko posts a link to info on running PyUnit from inside
the Vim editor.
Richard Jones announces the release of GadflyB5 1.0.0, an SQL Relational
Database in Python.
Keith Dart Introduces pyNMS, SNMP, MIB and other tools for Python.
Gregory P. Smith releases pybsddb 3.4.0, a python interface to
Sleepy Cat's BerkeleyDB 3.x - 4.0 data base.
Barry A. Warsaw releases Mailman 2.0.12, and recommends all users to
upgrade as it fixes a cross-site scripting vulnerability.
Mark this day in your calendar: Daniel Dittmar revives the Python Web
Programming Wiki by seeding it with Paul Boddie's pages on "Web
Graham Fawcett, with pointers from Thomas Heller, adds distutils
capabilities to Greg Ewing's Pyrex, adding a distutils.command.pyrexc/
as a subcommand of "build_ext" to handle the .pyx compilation.
Rodney Somerstein asks "Any Python distribution solutions for Mac?"
but gets no on-list answers... can anyone help?
Bjorn Pettersen finds out about automating the MSDEV studio build
process using the command line interface.
If you've ever needed to cycle through a list repeatedly, this thread
started by Mark McEahern leads to a simple solution using generators.
Mark Charsley asks for techniques to help in debugging embedded python.
Henk gets help on the __init__ requirements when subclassing Exception.
Wenshan Du releases a version of IDLE with unicode support.
Trent Mick posts a work-around for bug #513572 where Windows UNC paths
don't quite work with isdir properly.
Michael Hudson releases pyrepl-0.7, a readline-a-like in Python with
features like sane multi-line editing, a searchable history, completion,
including displaying of available options, and more.
J.Jacob announces emPire v. 0.59, a portable open source multi player
game for the default Python distribution, so you can have fun with
programming and learn Python.
Rick Hightower announces a new book, "Python Programming with the Java
Michael Schmitt gets help when he finds that updating mutable shelve
contents doesn't seem to work as expected.
Rubin Marquez releases WeaselWeb, a Python program that allows the
converter to handle
Ivan V. Begtin adds a recipe to the ActiveState cookbook that extends
ConfigParser class to make it able to read and write configuration
settings from specified registry key.
Cédric Dutoit announces the release of PyUt 1.1, a UML 1.3 editor with
plugins and roundtrip support.
Itamar Shtull-Trauring releases Twisted 0.19.0, an event-based
framework for internet applications written in Python.
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
The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com/.
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