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Author: Federico Sevilla III
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Subject: Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 15)
Fellow Pythonistas,

Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! for the week of 15 Dec 2003. Happy reading!

--> Jijo

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Subject: Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 15)
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Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 12:20:43 -0500

QOTW (in the OS agnostic category): "There is a (very popular) Python
package out there which exposes the win32 api. I'm not sure what it's
called. (win32api? pythonwin? win32all?)" -- Francis Avila

QOTW (in the popular vote category): "So far, python has been the easiest
language to learn I've ever come across. I tried learning perl, and it
was a disaster.... Too convoluted. Python is a breath of fresh air.
Also, the docs and support here is excellent. :-) My thanks to all the
volunteers who put in time to build python." -- Kamus of Kadizhar

    Zunbeltz Izaola wants to know more about preferred usage of getters and
    setters in python.

    Aaron Watters announces xsdb, the eXtremely Simple Database, written in
    python and featuring an optional server mode built on stackless.

    Jan Decaluwe finds help on introspection of cells, an implementation
    detail of nested scopes.

    M.-A. Lemburg announces the release of eGenix mxODBC Zope Database
    Adapter Version 1.0.7, which is available for Zope 2.3 through 2.7 and
    allows you to easily connect your Zope installation to just about any
    database backend.

    Christopher Koppler finds out how to send mouse clicks to a windows gui

    Todd Miller announces the release of numarray-0.8, an array processing
    package designed to efficiently manipulate large multi-dimensional

    Michael Stroeder releases python-ldap-2.0.0pre18, an object-oriented API
    to access LDAP directory servers from Python programs.

    Christian Tismer announces that Stackless 3.0 can now pickle

    ...and shows a way to use Stackless with Zope in a quick hack example of
    a long-running Python method which "prints" lines to the browser.

    Itamar Shtull-Trauring announces the release of Twisted 1.1.1, an
    event-driven networking framework for server and client applications. 

    David M. Wilson gets some links to better understanding and working with

    Paul Rubin asks "What GUI toolkit looks the best?"  Swap in OS or editor
    for GUI and you're properly forewarned.

    Allen questions python's future, believing it to be incompatible with

    Gustavo Niemeyer announces lunatic-python 0.1, a two-way bridge between
    Python and Lua, allowing these languages to intercommunicate.

    Fredrik Lundh announces the release of WCK for Tkinter 1.0, an extension
    API that allows you to implement custom widgets in pure Python.

    David McNab announces pythonfs - a framework which allows mountable
    linux filesystems to be implemented in pure python and available to
    linux users.

    Ruben Marquez is pleased to find demos in win32all allowing Python to
    operate as a nearly complete shell extension, and to interact with the
    shell interfaces.

    Wilfredo Sanchez gets a tip on deleting a message with imaplib.

    Manage Linux file systems with a high-level Pythonic programmatic 

    Jim Hugunin appears to be on the verge of another miracle, following
    up his Jython masterpiece with a sophisticated implementation of 
    Python for the .NET CLR.

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
    Notice especially the master FAQ

    PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
    marvelous daily python url
    Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
    World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
    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.

    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.

    The Python Package Index catalogues packages.

    The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
    to all sorts of Python resources.

    Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
    mailing lists

    The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
    that base their business on ... Python."

    The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
    as an independent nexus of activity

    Cetus does much of the same

    Python FAQTS

    Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
    For more, see
    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.

    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*

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:

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