Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 7)

Discussion in 'Python' started by Irmen de Jong, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. QOTW: "To make the instructions even friendlier it would also help if 'but
    Whatever You Do DON'T UNZIP THE FREAKIN' THING - This Means YOU John Latter!'
    were in large, bold, and underlined type. And preferably a different colour."
    -- John Latter,
    on Python's install instructions

    "[about significant whitespace, dynamic typing, interpreted:]
    What's more, these are three of Python's greatest *strengths*. We
    resist all attempts to change these, and we (at least I) avoid other
    languages because they do not supply these features."
    -- Gary Herron


    Discussion
    ----------
    Michele Simionato has written a nice graph drawing utility that makes
    use of the "DOT" graph description language, while Bengt Richter
    does it old-skool: in ASCII.
    <http://www.phyast.pitt.edu/~micheles/python/drawMRO.html>
    <http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=bg51s1$qp2$0@216.39.172.122>

    There has been discussion on compiling Python with VC.NET. Anton
    Vredegoor argues that Windows (and .NET) is just a platform amongst
    many others. Also, Matt Gerrans provides answers to the question if
    Python on .NET (and Java, too: jython) is worthwile.
    <http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=bg309p$p2b$>
    <http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=bgagvp$u8k$>

    Last week we had the identifier-counter, this week Bengt Richter created
    a book index creator (inspired by the question how to 'flatten' a dict).
    <http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=bgi5tk$u1r$0@216.39.172.122>

    Paul Rubin posted a floating-point range() method. It appears very
    simple, but a few nasty issues are worth reading about in the replies.
    <http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=>

    Fredrik Lundh shows how to decompress a gzipped string (for instance,
    obtained from a HTTP server that uses gzip compression).
    <http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=>

    Raymond Hettinger points us at a new page in Python's documentation
    about unit testing. It shows how to run the tests directly instead
    of running them from the command line, with path issues and all that.
    <http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=w3DWa.2211$W%>

    In a big discussion about the qualities of the new datetime module,
    and its relation to the older time and calendar modules, Andrew Dalke
    writes about the usefullness of said new datetime module.
    <http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=bgejrq$i54$>

    Announcements
    -------------
    Python 2.3 (final). Nineteen months in the making, Python 2.3 represents
    a commitment to stability and improved performance, with a minimum
    of new language features.
    <http://www.python.org/2.3/>

    Webware 0.8.1, a modular suite of Python components for developing Web
    applications, using servlets, server pages, and more.
    <http://webware.sourceforge.net/>

    PyXML 0.8.3, the Python/XML distribution that contains the basic tools
    required for processing XML data, including parsers and standard
    interfaces such as SAX and DOM.
    <http://pyxml.sourceforge.net/>

    Anobind 0.5.0, a Python/XML data binding, which is just a fancy way of
    saying it's a very Pythonic XML API. You feed Anobind an XML document
    and it returns a data structure of corresponding Python objects.
    <http://uche.ogbuji.net/tech/4Suite/anobind>

    SC-Track Roundup 0.6.0b4, an issue tracking system that is
    simple-to-use and -install with command-line, web and e-mail interfaces.
    <http://roundup.sourceforge.net/>

    Rebuild 1.0, a python module that replaces make. It is not a drop-in
    replacement, and does not use "makefiles." Instead, it includes a
    number of modules which try to be more intelligent about building
    projects.
    <http://staff.bbhc.org/christophern/exos/rebuild/index.html>

    Python-mode (an X/Emacs major mode for editing Python source code)
    has been sourceforged.
    <http://sourceforge.net/projects/python-mode/>

    e4Graph 1.0a8, a C++ library that provides a reliable, efficient
    and portable persistent storage for graph like data.
    <http://www.e4graph.com/e4graph/>

    PythonCAD 9th release. This is a CAD package written in Python.
    <http://www.pythoncad.org/>

    PyKota 1.14, a complete Print Quota and Accounting solution
    for CUPS and LPRng.
    <http://www.librelogiciel.com/software/PyKota/action_Presentation>

    David Mertz continues his article on Twisted.
    <http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-twist2.html>

    PyTables 0.7, a hierarchical database package designed to efficently
    manage very large amounts of data.
    <http://pytables.sourceforge.net/>


    ========================================================================
    Everything 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
    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 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 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/

    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.
    and
    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=groups&group=comp.lang.python.*

    Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
    http://www.ddj.com/topics/pythonurl/
    http://purl.org/thecliff/python/url.html (dormant)
    or
    http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Python-URL!&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python


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    Irmen de Jong, Aug 7, 2003
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