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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (February 10)

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QOTW:  "Forking and threading mix like bananas and motor oil under the best
of conditions."
        - Tim Peters

"In this case the BDFL asked the committee to up or down vote the color red."
        - Jack Diederich

    Guido Van Rossum posts a PEP for a possible ternary operator.
    A discussion of the advantages of Pythons dynamic typing over
    static typing, and other alternatives for typeing in general.
    A discussion of PEP 263, including its rupture of previously
    functioning scripts.
    A dissection of various methods to get the key associated with the
    highest value in a dictionary.
    QualLib-Python, a SWIG-wrape of the quantitative finance library, is
    now at version 0.3.1.
    SharkyPy is a library for creating a distributed hash table. Version
    0.2 is now available.
    SimpleTAL 2.0 was released. SimpleTAL is a standalone implementation
    of the TAL/TALES template language.
    KORBA, a .NET interface for Python, is now up to version 1.7.
    The UK Python conference is only two months away.
    Registration for PyCon 2003 - the first PyCon is now open. PyCon is a
    community-oriented Python conference emphasizing accessibility and low

    Learn to program with a set of simple examples for pygame.


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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