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Fellow Pythonistas,

Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! for the week of 26 Dec 2003. Happy reading! (And
a belated Merry Christmas to everyone!)

--> Jijo

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Subject: Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 26)
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Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2003 09:48:59 -0500

QOTW (advanced interfaces track): "I'm firmly in favour of any language
that can DWIMNWIS." -- Tim Delaney

QOTW (MS roadkill track): "Underestimate MS at your own risk. It is one
thing to not like MS, and possibly a reasonable position to take.
However, underestimating them is for fools." -- Mark Hammond, on
Microsoft's commitment to .net.


    Anthony Baxter releases Python 2.3.3 final.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.381.1071951151.9307.python-list@python.org


    Guido van Rossum confirms the ownership transfer of python.org to the PSF.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1071930722.27948.clpa-moderators@python.org


    Richard Jones announces SC-Track Roundup 0.6.4, an issue tracking system.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1071631682.2786.clpa-moderators@python.org


    Paulo Pinto is looking for the pythonic way of doing tcl's uplevel.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=brmpt2$7nn$1@sunnews.cern.ch


    Padraig investigates the interaction of object scope and reachability 
    through exceptions.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=0%mEb.1392$HR.4074@???


    Jason Tesser has an objection to dynamic typing raised at work when he 
    suggests python  as an appropriate language for a new project.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.355.1071850867.9307.python-list@python.org


    Anthony Tuininga announces three cross platform python based Oracle 
    modules: 
    ...cx_Oracle 4.0, a DBAPI 2.0 Python extension module for Oracle...
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1071684783.10357.clpa-moderators@python.org
    ...cx_OracleTools 7.2, to handle Oracle database development tasks...
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1071856207.1807.clpa-moderators@python.org
    ... and cx_OracleDBATools 2.0, that addresses Oracle DBA tasks.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1071856203.1804.clpa-moderators@python.org


    A comment by Guido in PEP 279 causes Logan concerns about using filter 
    and map.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=pan.2003.12.17.18.35.25.713854@phreaker.nospam


    Marc gets help hiding the console window when using py2exe.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=4378fa6f.0312182234.42c4fe73@posting.google.com


    Glen Wheeler looks into ways of reducing memory footprint when dealing 
    with millions of small integers, but finds it may be the pointers eating 
    his memory.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=s7i4uvchbhm26mhhshh13lchj0a6uuddd6@4ax.com


    John wants advice on debugging a python process that's hanging.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.223.1071608597.9307.python-list@python.org


    Brandon J. Van Every asks if anyone's kicking the tires of python for 
    .net, which leads to a comment on Microsoft as technology leader.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=brnuts$591mp$1@ID-207230.news.uni-berlin.de


    Matthew Sims gets lessons on using python lists and how they differ from 
    perl's.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=1e963607.0312151408.583221e6@posting.google.com


    Edward K. Ream announces the release of Leo 4.1 rc3, an outlining 
    editor for programmers.  It is  written in 100% pure Python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=vu682r680amh8d@corp.supernews.com


    Kamus of Kadizhar gets help with the logging module and then on 
    googling, prompting Skip to start a tips page.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=brs5rc$dslu$1@news3.infoave.net
        http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/moinmoin/GoogleTips


    John Hunter releases matplotlib-0.40, a pure python cross platform 2D 
    plotting library with a matlab syntax.  
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.157.1071504049.9307.python-list@python.org


    Gustavo Campanelli gets a quick response from Andrew Clover when he asks 
    about a problem with Gif transparency and Pil.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=brlfna$ir8$1@taurus.webcorp.pl


    Davide Carboni forwards Michele Marchesi's request to take part in an 
    online survey on agile practices adoption in software industry.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=brseqq$tng$7@pietro.crs4.it


    Paul McGuire announces parsing 1.0.0, a Python class library for 
    defining and executing text parsers.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=q0zDb.222088$do1.192962@twister.austin.rr.com


    Steve Holden announces that submissions for PyCon DC 2004 are now being 
    considered.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.161.1071510872.9307.python-list@python.org


    Paul Miller discovers a PyThreadState_Swap difference in 2.3.2 and needs 
    help identifying the source of the problem.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=knbstvgsn3o3qmmtu975g8eb94rhpmae2o@4ax.com


    Irmen de Jong announces the availability of Snakelets 1.9, a Python 
    threaded web application server.  
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=3fde25a4$0$209$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl


    Gilles Lenfant is looking for ways to do spell checking from Python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=brl2vb$1dj$1@biggoron.nerim.net


    Gustavo Campanelli solicits suggestions for a standalone client database 
    for Python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=brps08$fe9$1@taurus.webcorp.pl


    Steve wants help automating remote access through ssh using python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3fe0dfd7$1@clarion.carno.net.au


    Arcady Genkin releases a  Samba password hashes generator.  
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1071510842.14628.clpa-moderators@python.org


    Jason R. Mastaler announces the release of TMDA 1.0 final, a python 
    based anti-spam system.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1072147564.23791.clpa-moderators@python.org


    Patrick Useldinger announces bkmChk, a stand-alone Python program which 
    checks URLs to detect dead links.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1071856205.1805.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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