Python-URL for September 20, 1999

From: David Ascher [email protected]

“Almost lost in a sea of messages about programming in the dark
ages, we find some gems in this week’s Python universe:

g.j. andruk (a.k.a. Meow) releases a module to speed up reading
from files, using some of Rich $alz’s INN code. Expect 2x-5x
speedup on standard line-at-a-time usage. http://members.xoom.com/meowing/python/

An interesting discussion on the topic of making translatable
strings emerges. Thread starts at: http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=525858204

Christian Tismer makes a binary installer of the XML-SIG package
for Windows users: http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=526763176

BioPython.org is announced: an effort devoted to facilitating
and promoting the use of Python in bioinformatics http://www.biopython.org

Damien Norton provides generic code to deal with the pesky
problem of timeouts on sockets without using select(): http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=526840052

Paul Dubois announces version 2 of PyFort, a tool to interface
Python and Fortran. http://xfiles.llnl.gov/python.htm

Reminder: The Python Conference is accepting paper submissions
until the end of the month (with special interest in Zope and
finance expressed from various quarters):


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

Python.org’s Python Language Website is the center of Pythonia

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

Python To-Do List anticipates some of Python’s future direction

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:

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