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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
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.

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.

Erik Max Francis explains why the % formatting operator must have
the same precendence as the % remainder operator.

Pmw 1.2, Python megawidgets for Tkinter.

cxOracle, a Python extension module for accessing Oracle.

BlackAdder V1.0.0, a Windows/Linus application development environment
for Python and Qt with a debugger, IDE, and GUI designer.

SC-Track Roundup 0.6.0, an issue tracking system.

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.

SCons 0.92, a build/make tool written in Python.

Snakelets 1.3, a simple threaded web application server built to
demonstrate how dynamical web pages are built.

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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
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 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

The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
SourceForge reincarnation.

The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
ed****@pythonjournal.com and ed****@pythonjournal.cognizor.com
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*

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