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Fellow Pythonistas,

Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! for the week of 17 Nov 2003. Happy reading!

--> Jijo

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Subject: Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 17)
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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 11:06:53 -0500

QOTW: "I've tried many ways over the years to represent equations legibly
using Python and [it is] my experience that case sensitivity, while
certainly no panacea, helps." -- Tim Hochberg

"What's your pet deprecation candidate? I have always thought `backticks`
as repr has got to be the most useless feature around." -- Ville Vainio


    Peter Hansen suggests "Imagine never having to think up variable names 
    more complicated than 'foo'."
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3FB2738E.2B8C13FE@engcorp.com


    Patrick Maupin advocates conversion to python as a step in refactoring.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=653b7547.0311142204.7b7abebc@posting.google.com 


    Jack Jansen is looking for a FAQ maintainer volunteer.  CV not required.
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pythonmac-sig/2003-November/009493.html


    For its third installment on 7-9 June 2004, the Europython Conference
    moves to a new venue:  the Chalmers University of Technology,
    G?teborg, Sweden.
    http://www.europython.org


    Uche Ogbuji speaks tonight on Python paradigms for XML processing in
    Broomfield, Colorado.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.691.1068688678.702.python-list@python.org


    Trent Mick announces releases from ActiveState of ActivePython 2.2.3 and 
    2.3.2 for Windows, Linux and Solaris.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.748.1068847576.702.python-list@python.org


    PDO provides an object-oriented API, something like ADO or JDBC,
    built over dbapi.
        http://sourceforge.net/projects/pythondbo/


    Markku H=E4nninen created a small utility to create Python stubs from 
    Java classes using Jython.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=8ca943c2.0311110928.1ec29ca8@posting.google.com


    Diez B. Roggisch seeks use cases for the for/else and while/else 
    constructs.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=bp371c$g75$07$1@news.t-online.com


    Anthony Baxter is looking for a Pythonesque name for a first cut at a 
    pure-Python SIP (VoIP) phone he's implemented.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.685.1068679064.702.python-list@python.org


    Bernard Fields gets pointers on creating a maze.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=1PSsb.44675$jy.34613@clgrps13


    Corey Lubin gets help on overriding variables used by base classes.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=a64176a.0311140417.2ad0b51a@posting.google.com 


    Andreas Held announces the second beta release of pyFLTK, the Python 
    bindings for the FLTK toolkit.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=564eac6f.0311112311.2536af43@posting.google.com


    Russell Nelson releases Familiar v0.7.2, a Linux distribution for the 
    Compaq/HP iPAQ series of handhelds.  The v0.7.2 release includes a 
    special 'pypaq' and now a programmer can write a GUI program in Python 
    on their handheld.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.729.1068759937.702.python-list@python.org


    Michele Simionato wants to disable/enable the screensaver on a Win98 box 
    with a Python script.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=2259b0e2.0311060704.754a4b6e@posting.google.com


    Hoang Do wants to know of a Structured Text or ReStructured Text 
    interactive previewer.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=Es8sb.3846$LY4.38766634@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com


    Metaclasses get further clarified in response to a question by Fernando 
    Rodriguez.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=jbq6rvob5qjddbtt6vk97gsr6hk993e6j3@4ax.com


    Al Bogner both provides and gets links in his effort to build a database 
    client with a GUI
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=2560581.qn5EVrxEmu@usenet.pinguin.uni.cc


    Brian Lloyd releases Python for .NET 1.0 beta 2, a near-seamless 
    integration of Python with the .NET common language runtime.
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pythondotnet/2003-November/000032.html



========================================================================
Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
these pages:

    Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional
    center of Pythonia
        http://www.python.org
    Notice especially the master FAQ
        http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html


    PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
    marvelous daily python url
         http://www.pythonware.com/daily  
    Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
    World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
         http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html 
    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.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.announce


    Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by 
    Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of intelligently summarizing
    action on the python-dev mailing list once every other week.
    http://www.python.org/dev/summary/


    The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
        http://www.python.org/pypi/


    The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
    to all sorts of Python resources.
        http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/   


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


    The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
    that base their business on ... Python."
    http://www.python-in-business.org


    The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
    as an independent nexus of activity
        http://www.python.org/psf/


    Cetus does much of the same
        http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html


    Python FAQTS
        http://python.faqts.com/


    Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
    http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
    http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/pythonware_com_daily.pcgi
    http://python.de/backend.php
    For more, see
    http://www.syndic8.com/feedlist.php?ShowMatch=python&ShowStatus=all
    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
        http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=5470&func=browse
        http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html


    The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
    editor@??? and editor@???
    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*
        http://www.pyzine.com


    Archive probing tricks of the trade:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100
        http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*


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