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Python-URL! for April 13, 2000

Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 04:56:12 -0500 (CDT)
From: Fredrik Lundh [email protected]
Newsgroups: comp.lang.python
Subject: Dr. Dobb’s Python-URL! – weekly Python news and links (Apr
13)

Sightings:

Python 1.6 alpha 2 is out! Lots of bug fixes, changes to the
windows installer, and more. Expect a third alpha within two weeks
or so.
http://www.python.org/1.6/

On a related note: argumentclinic.py
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606780882

Python Wins Jolt Productivity Award:
http://www.sdmagazine.com/sdonline/jolts/joltopen.html

Linux Journal: Python Programming for Beginners
http://www2.linuxjournal.com/lj-issues/issue73/3946.html

Remember the slightly misleading 1.6 release note we pointed to
last week? Turned out that Guido didn’t do it — or at least that’s
what he says:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=605330122

http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606107926

In fact, Greg Ward claims he did it. And you know what? He might
be right — after all, who else would use the word “frob” sixteen
times in a single post?
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606237127

On the other hand, we keep hearing rumors that Greg is just a
scapegoat, and that the real story is that Barry has found a portal
into Guido’s head:

http://www.lfw.org/jminc/Guido%20Van%20Rossum/http://www.python.org/

Or whatever…
http://metalab.unc.edu/Dave/Dr-Fun/df200004/df20000406.jpg

Stuff: Neil Schemenauer: Garbage collection for Python
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=608256399

Kevin Cazabon: PIL compatible fonts
http://members.home.com/lenticular/

Bruce Dodson: Python Language Support for ArcView GIS
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=608466145

Mark Hammond: win32all 130 for Python 1.6 available
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=605169788

Ken Seehof: Implementing generators in Python
http://starship.python.net/crew/seehof/Generator.html

Thomas Bellman: Why your network code may stop working when
switching from FDDI to Ethernet
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606778326

Just van Rossum: Stackless Python for MacOS
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606779928

Michael Hudson: bytecodehacks, April 2000
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=605263124


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

eff-bot’s complements this digest with his daily python url
http://hem.passagen.se/eff/url.htm

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

The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects Python
resources
http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/

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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