Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (July 22)
Jul 23, 2002, 07:00 (
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
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
Juliano Freitas wants a horizontal line to separate the frames in a
Steven Knight announces the release of SCons.0.8, a software
construction tool (build tool, or make tool) written in Python.
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...
...and Tim Peters provides the solution with pymalloc.
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.
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."
Kevin Altis release PythonCard 0.6.8, a GUI construction kit for
building cross-platform desktop applications on Windows, Mac OS X,
Sarayu Balu is looking for python for the Sharp Zaurus.
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.
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.
David LeBlanc tells that "Mastering Regular Expressions 2nd Ed."
claims extensive Python re coverage.
Paul finds out about changing maximum recursion depth and alternatives.
Jeff Epler shows a way to create unsafe_for_unpickling pickles in
older versions of python.
Syver Enstad asks about tutorials and how to get started with i18n.
Trent Mick responds to questions about getting SOAP working with
Activestate Python, ZSI 1.1 and PyXML 0.7.
John Hunter posts an example of using pygoogle to query google
directly from python code.
Sam Penrose finds a performance boost for pickle performance
on larger objects.
Fredrik Lundh provides a snippet showing the use of the standard
module pulldom in xml.dom to create something similar to XML::Twig.
Anthony Tuininga releases cx_Oracle, a Python extension module that
allows access to Oracle and largely conforms to Python db API 2.0.
Martin Gebert has written a python code beautifier and a small KDE
frontend for source-highlighting.
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.
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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