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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 25)

QOTW: "You're only overlooking the consequences of an infinite amount of
information <wink>." -- Tim Peters on why the bitwise-not operator is
equivalent to -(n+1).

"Perl, Python, Ruby and Tcl are the four dynamic programming languages that
get the most publicity as open source projects, and I think they have a lot
more in common than they differ." -- Guido van Rossum
Discussion
----------
Andrew Dalke makes the case not all language specialties need to be
subsumed into Python:
<http://groups.google.com/gr******************************@newsread4.news.pa s.earthlink.net>

Michele Simionato posts an example where Python and Pysco run twice
as fast as optimized C:
<http://groups.google.com/gr*******************************@news.blueyonder. co.uk>

Guido speaks. Steve Holden's interview of him touches on his move
to the Left Coast, along with much else.
<http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/python/2003/08/14/gvr_interview.html>

Jimmy Retzlaff: why and when it is possible for Psyco to run faster
that optimized C:
<http://groups.google.com/gr**********************************************@p ython.org>

Erik Lechak proposes a novel mapping class using regular expressions
to match keys.
<http://groups.google.com/groups?th=5390a590a6a3f8bd>

Erik Max Francis explains why the % formatting operator must have
the same precendence as the % remainder operator.
<http://groups.google.com/gr***************************@alcyone.com>

Releases
--------
Pmw 1.2, Python megawidgets for Tkinter.
<http://pmw.sourceforge.net/>

cxOracle, a Python extension module for accessing Oracle.
<http://starship.python.net/crew/atuining>

BlackAdder V1.0.0, a Windows/Linus application development environment
for Python and Qt with a debugger, IDE, and GUI designer.
<http://www.rygannon.com>

SC-Track Roundup 0.6.0, an issue tracking system.
<http://roundup.sourceforge.net/>

Soprano 0.003, a GUI (wxpython) network scanner written in python for
scanning a selected range of ip addresses and retrieving info about
the host.
<http://sourceforge.net/projects/soprano/>

SCons 0.92, a build/make tool written in Python.
<http://www.scons.org/>

Snakelets 1.3, a simple threaded web application server built to
demonstrate how dynamical web pages are built.
<http://snakelets.sourceforge.net>

================================================== ======================
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
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=d...ython.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[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/

The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
SourceForge reincarnation.
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid...70&func=browse
http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html

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*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
http://www.pyzine.com

Archive probing tricks of the trade:
http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=d...python&num=100
http://groups.google.com/groups?meta....lang.python.*

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