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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (July 22)

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QOTW (QOTM?):  "It's easier to write appropriate code from scratch in
Python than to figure out how to use a package profligate enough to
contain canned solutions for all common and reasonable use cases."  timbot   

"I've learned from being in this business at least as long as many of you
have, that when a project appears designed to fail, it probably was."
                                 Scott M. Fulton, III

"I did something in java and php (finish and working) and now I rewrite
it in python.  Ask me if you want to know more about it, it's in early
stage, but very promising when I compare it to what I did in java."
                                 -- William Dodé on comp.lang.py


    There are several alternatives for binding SNMP and python
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3d329ac0.330042218@news.skynet.be
    
    Juliano Freitas wants a horizontal line to separate the frames in a
    tkinter application
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.1026764423.13659.python-list@python.org
    
    Steven Knight announces the release of SCons.0.8, a software
    construction tool (build tool, or make tool) written in Python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1026770363.9080.python-list@python.org
    
    With testing, John Hunter discovers that most of the total execution
    time of his code is spent clearing a map from memory, after all the
    lines of the script have executed...
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=m28z4bn227.fsf@mother.paradise.lost
    ...and Tim Peters provides the solution with pymalloc.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1026854126.29165.python-list@python.org

    David Mertz announces Gnosis (XML) Utils 1.0.3, a utility set that
    contains a number of Python libraries, most related to working with XML.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1027012380.3786.python-list@python.org
    
    Paul Rubin gets suggestions for "...a Python-callable HTML DOM parser?
    I mean a serious one that tries to understand the crappy malformed out
    there in the real-world Web, the way a browser does."
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=7xwursj0a4.fsf@ruckus.brouhaha.com
    
    Kevin Altis release PythonCard 0.6.8, a GUI construction kit for
    building cross-platform desktop applications on Windows, Mac OS X,
    and Linux.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=7cmZ8.447$KY5.70441@news.uswest.net
    
    Sarayu Balu is looking for python for the Sharp Zaurus.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=1026919964.826307@irys.nyx.net
    
    Mike C. Fletcher releases SimpleParse 2.0.0a4, a BSD-licensed
    Python package providing a simple parser generator for use with
    the mxTextTools text-tagging engine.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1027016222.3970.python-list@python.org
    
    Dinu Gherman announces Pycotin 0.1 (Python Cocoa Test Interface).
    Pycotin is a Cocoa GUI to Steve Purcell's PyUnit test framework
    on Mac OS X.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=20020719131144181%2B0200@news.t-online.de

    David LeBlanc tells that "Mastering Regular Expressions 2nd Ed."
    claims extensive Python re coverage.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1027121729.1720.python-list@python.org
    
    Paul finds out about changing maximum recursion depth and alternatives.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=ZCq_8.8646$_C2.688083@newsread2.prod.itd.earthlink.net
    
    Jeff Epler shows a way to create unsafe_for_unpickling pickles in
    older versions of python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1026910105.2112.python-list@python.org
    
    Syver Enstad asks about tutorials and how to get started with i18n.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=uy9cbtt05.fsf@online.no
    
    Trent Mick responds to questions about getting SOAP working with
    Activestate Python, ZSI 1.1 and PyXML 0.7.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1026852026.32019.python-list@python.org
    
    John Hunter posts an example of using pygoogle to query google
    directly from python code.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=m2bs96icbv.fsf@mother.paradise.lost
    
    Sam Penrose finds a performance boost for pickle performance
    on larger objects.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.1026940226.16076.python-list@python.org
    
    Fredrik Lundh provides a snippet showing the use of the standard
    module pulldom in xml.dom to create something similar to XML::Twig.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=QfQZ8.16550$p56.5392725@newsb.telia.net
    
    Anthony Tuininga releases cx_Oracle, a Python extension module that
    allows access to Oracle and largely conforms to Python db API 2.0.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1026937026.31731.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Martin Gebert has written a python code beautifier and a small KDE
    frontend for source-highlighting.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1026937031.32146.clpa-moderators@python.org

    Erik Max Francis releases CAGE 1.1 -- Cellular automata engine in
    Python.  CAGE is a fairy generic and complete cellular automaton
    simulation engine in Python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=3D3B94B1.F12E4A9C@alcyone.com
    
    
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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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