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QOTW:  "Writing your own Lisp Macro System is better than sex." 
empiricist Laura Creighton

"The reality is, Perl forces the programmer to choose between laziness and
carefulness.  In Python, you can (to a certain extent) be lazy and not
careless."  self-conscious Carl Banks

"In my opinion nobody should use Tkinter without Pmw."  enthusiast Horst

    Patrick O'Brien provides a "Guide to Python introspection".

    Naive questioners who just want to get at a DLL with Python
    probably are in search of ctypes.

    Eric Max Francis thinks aloud about filter and codec patterns as
    he applies them in EmPy.

    Laura Creighton wrenches a long and modestly consequential thread
    aiming to quantify "popularity" into a deep description of healthy
    teamwork, XP practice, and testability.

    Trent Mick and others make simple HTTPS Python service seem almost
    like a reasonable goal.

    Bengt Richter and a few others with ambitions for Python to do
    symbolic calculations demonstrate the language's flexibility
    and power with simple parsing examples.

    Uche Ogbuji's work with XML is important.  Most recent is his


Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:'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
    their results.

    comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software.  Be
    sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.

    Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by 
    Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of summarizing action on the
    python-dev mailing list once every other week.

    The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect Python resources   

    Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
    mailing lists

    The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
    that base their business on ... Python."

    The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
    as an independent nexus of activity

    Cetus does much of the same

    Python FAQTS

    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
    The online Python Journal is posted at and
    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*

    Tenth International Python Conference            

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:*

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