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Python-URL! for November 9, 1999

Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 14:29:56 -0600 (CST)
From: “Gordon McMillan” <<a
href=”mailto:[email protected]”>[email protected]>

This week on comp.lang.python we find:

Evan Simpson’s one page description of the anatomy of Zope:
http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=544506548

Paul Duffin’s speculation about how “stubbed” Tcl might be used
by Tkinter:
http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=545858112

The __str__ vs __repr__ thread rages on. Guido explains the
rationale:
http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=544209311
Tim clarifies the problem:
http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=544718491
Bernhard Herzog makes an interesting proposal:
http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=544360351
while others split on whether “eval(repr(obj)) == obj” is a
valuable property or a wart.

Jean-Claude Wippler announces a stable beta of his Python
wrappers for MetaKit (a cross-platform embedded database with
intriguing properties):
http://www.equi4.com/metakit/python.html

Registration for IPC8 is now online:
http://www.python.org/workshops/2000-01/registration.html
and prompts some discussion of travel arrangements.

Two new Python books get rave reviews:
David Beazley’s Python Essential Reference
and
Fredrik Lundh’s ebook:
(the eff-bot guide to) The Standard Python Library
(although technical / platform problems create some controversy for
the eff-bot!).
http://www.python.org/psa/bookstore/

Greg Ewing compares Python and Ruby and makes some interesting
observations:
on extension writing interface:
http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=543792249

on the object model:
http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=544255921

Python scores points on rec.humor.funny:
http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/99/Nov/perl.html


Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these
pages:

Python.org’s Python Language Website is the center of
Pythonia
http://www.python.org

Much of Python’s real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
mailing lists
http://www.python.org/sigs/

Python Consortium emerges as an independent nexus of
activity
http://www.python.org/consortium

Python To-Do List anticipates some of Python’s future
direction
http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/todo.py

Python Journal is at work on its second issue
http://www.pythonjournal.com

Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it’s
impressive what AI can generate
http://www.links2go.com/search?search=python

Archive probing trick of the trade:

http://www.dejanews.com/dnquery.xp?QRY=&DBS=2&ST=PS&defaultOp=AND&LNG=ALL&format=threaded&showsort=date&maxhits=100&groups=comp.lang.python

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