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Fellow Pythonistas,

Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! for the week of 8 Dec 2003. Happy reading!

--> Jijo

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Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 09:03:22 -0500

QOTW: "Have you ever used the copy module? I am *not* a beginner, and have
used it *once* (and I can't remember what for, either)." -- Michael Hudson

"It will likely take a little practice before this stuff rattles off your
fingertips easily." -- Paul Rubin


    BJ MacNevin wants to run python from a CD.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=BhVyb.389117$Tr4.1144562@attbi_s03


    Brian Lloyd asks if there's interest in a Python for .NET sprint at
    PyCon 04.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.111.1070550982.16879.python-list@python.org


    Phil releases Kodos 2.1, a PyQT GUI regular expression designer, tester,
    debugger and validator.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1070757242.26773.clpa-moderators@python.org


    Keyphrene announces a bug-fix release for Naja 0.9.3, a download manager
    and a website grabber tool written in Python/wxPython.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1070378103.9000.clpa-moderators@python.org


    Jeff Wagner asks the seemingly simple question about Lists and Tuples:
    why choose one over the other?
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=7x7k1b4yqn.fsf%40ruckus.brouhaha.com


    Jay Dorsey points us to a site offering funds "to make Python the most
    widespread common scripting language on the net"
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.81.1070486342.16879.python-list@python.org


    Anthony Baxter on behalf of the Python development team releases Python
    2.3.3 (release candidate 1), which fixes a couple of serious bugs
    related to weakrefs and the cyclic garbage collector along with a number
    of bugs in the standard library.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.139.1070635275.16879.python-list@python.org


    Skip Montanaro, after a quick pointer from Tim Peters, shows how to
    exploit readline to save and restore interactive sessions.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.18.1070312780.16879.python-list@python.org


    Peter Otten is looking for ways to turn a function taking a callback
    into a generator without having to store all intermediate results first.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=bql8pd$32q$06$1@news.t-online.com


    luigipaioro asks how to use python to access a web page that needs user
    and password authentication.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.110.1070548764.16879.python-list@python.org


    John J. Lee wants to know when a bare except: is justified.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=873cbzmbld.fsf%40pobox.com


    Gerald Senarclens de Grancy is stumped when asked 'Why did Guido create
    Python?'.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3fce6605$0$248$a3f2974a@nnrp1.numericable.fr


    Enrique spots differences between python 22 and python 23 that now
    sometimes require specification of a default encoding to properly deal
    with strings containing binary data.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.72.1070471712.16879.python-list@python.org


    Detlev Offenbach releases Eric 3.3, a Python IDE written using PyQt and
    QScintilla that includes project management capabilities, an unlimited
    number of editors, a Python shell, an integrated debugger and more.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=npl8a1-125.ln1@stargate.solsys.priv


    Bernhard Herzog releases Thuban 1.0rc1, an interactive geographic data
    viewer implemented in Python and wxPython which runs on Unix-like systems
    and MS Windows.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1070462582.366.clpa-moderators@python.org


    Patrick Useldinger announces dfp 0.1, a suite of components which permit
    detection and processing of changed files.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1070724602.31055.clpa-moderators@python.org


    Gerhard Haering releases PySQLite 0.5.0, because lots of bugs were fixed
    and several sensitive changes were made, which need exposure in real
    life.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.42.1070374169.16879.python-list@python.org


    John J. Lee releases ClientCookie 0.4.10, a Python module for handling
    HTTP cookies on the client side.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1070757242.26774.clpa-moderators@python.org


    Stephen Ferg places a python advocacy article titled "Why your
    organization needs Python" in the public domain.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=b16e4ef7.0312070813.4cfc46b8@posting.google.com


    Brett Cannon documents "How Python is Developed" in an introductory
    essay.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1070833381.16370.clpa-moderators@python.org



========================================================================
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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