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Jan 26, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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QOTW:  "Python does not support buffer overflows, sorry."  Martin v. L=F6wis

"You don't write generic functions because you're sloppy and don't care
about the quality of your input parameters, you write generic functions
because they're the most flexible way of designing a solution."  Bjorn Petersen 

    Cristos Georgiou demonstrates that Guido has a new baby in the house.

    Gerhard H=E4ring shows how to use a property to provide sanity checks
    on an attribute.
    Tim Peters explains why you can't do method overloading in Python.
    Scenic Charleroi, Belgium, will host The Second EuroPython Python
    and Zope Conference at the end of June.

    ResourcePackage 1.0.0a3 - A tool that makes it possible to import
    binary objects as if they were Python code.
    SimpleTAL - A stand alone implementation of TAL and TALES, the
    language that powers Zope page templates.
    SCons - A python-powered build/make tool.
    rlcompleter2 - An autocompleter that shows docstrings and more.


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.
    Partial archives are at

    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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