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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (February 3)

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QOTW:  "I'd say that Python's greatest strength is that it took me about
two months to become as competent at Python as I was after two years of
C++."  Mark Charsley

"I think it a pretty firm rule that the more experienced and talented a
programmer is, the LESS likely s/he is to claim her code is bug free."
                                            David Mertz

    Excellent concepts for Exception use appear throughout a recent thread.

    A discussion of the ways one can test python code for errors before
    running it.

    A question about accepting both sequences and strings as a
    non-sequence evolves into a discussion of performance, interfaces, and
    what exactly it means to be a string.

    A discussion of how to do translate common Perl idioms to Python.

    A discussion of the ways that static variables can be simulated in Python.

    KORBA - .Net for python went through several upgrades in the last week.

    Twisted 1.0.2 - a framework for building internet server and client

    Blog with (CGI) Python:  Pyblosxom 0.6.


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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