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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 17)

QOTW: "I've tried many ways over the years to represent equations legibly
using Python and [it is] my experience that case sensitivity, while
certainly no panacea, helps." -- Tim Hochberg

"What's your pet deprecation candidate? I have always thought `backticks`
as repr has got to be the most useless feature around." -- Ville Vainio
Peter Hansen suggests "Imagine never having to think up variable names
more complicated than 'foo'."
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...**@engcorp.com

Patrick Maupin advocates conversion to python as a step in refactoring.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...ing.google.com

Jack Jansen is looking for a FAQ maintainer volunteer. CV not required.
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...er/009493.html

For its third installment on 7-9 June 2004, the Europython Conference
moves to a new venue: the Chalmers University of Technology,
Göteborg, Sweden.
http://www.europython.org

Uche Ogbuji speaks tonight on Python paradigms for XML processing in
Broomfield, Colorado.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Trent Mick announces releases from ActiveState of ActivePython 2.2.3 and
2.3.2 for Windows, Linux and Solaris.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

PDO provides an object-oriented API, something like ADO or JDBC,
built over dbapi.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pythondbo/

Markku H=E4nninen created a small utility to create Python stubs from
Java classes using Jython.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...ing.google.com

Diez B. Roggisch seeks use cases for the for/else and while/else
constructs.
http://groups.google.com/gr****************************@news.t-online.com

Anthony Baxter is looking for a Pythonesque name for a first cut at a
pure-Python SIP (VoIP) phone he's implemented.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Bernard Fields gets pointers on creating a maze.
http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=1PSsb.44675$jy.34613@clgrps13

Corey Lubin gets help on overriding variables used by base classes.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...ing.google.com

Andreas Held announces the second beta release of pyFLTK, the Python
bindings for the FLTK toolkit.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...ing.google.com

Russell Nelson releases Familiar v0.7.2, a Linux distribution for the
Compaq/HP iPAQ series of handhelds. The v0.7.2 release includes a
special 'pypaq' and now a programmer can write a GUI program in Python
on their handheld.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Michele Simionato wants to disable/enable the screensaver on a Win98 box
with a Python script.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...ing.google.com

Hoang Do wants to know of a Structured Text or ReStructured Text
interactive previewer.
http://groups.google.com/gr************************************@newssvr21.n ews.prodigy.com

Metaclasses get further clarified in response to a question by Fernando
Rodriguez.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...******@4ax.com

Al Bogner both provides and gets links in his effort to build a database
client with a GUI
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...pinguin.uni.cc

Brian Lloyd releases Python for .NET 1.0 beta 2, a near-seamless
integration of Python with the .NET common language runtime.
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...er/000032.html
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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
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=d...ython.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?...ShowStatus=all
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

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*
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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