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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 8)

QOTW: "Have you ever used the copy module? I am *not* a beginner, and have
used it *once* (and I can't remember what for, either)." -- Michael Hudson

"It will likely take a little practice before this stuff rattles off your
fingertips easily." -- Paul Rubin
BJ MacNevin wants to run python from a CD.

Brian Lloyd asks if there's interest in a Python for .NET sprint at
PyCon 04.

Phil releases Kodos 2.1, a PyQT GUI regular expression designer, tester,
debugger and validator.

Keyphrene announces a bug-fix release for Naja 0.9.3, a download manager
and a website grabber tool written in Python/wxPython.

Jeff Wagner asks the seemingly simple question about Lists and Tuples:
why choose one over the other?

Jay Dorsey points us to a site offering funds "to make Python the most
widespread common scripting language on the net"

Anthony Baxter on behalf of the Python development team releases Python
2.3.3 (release candidate 1), which fixes a couple of serious bugs
related to weakrefs and the cyclic garbage collector along with a number
of bugs in the standard library.

Skip Montanaro, after a quick pointer from Tim Peters, shows how to
exploit readline to save and restore interactive sessions.

Peter Otten is looking for ways to turn a function taking a callback
into a generator without having to store all intermediate results first.

luigipaioro asks how to use python to access a web page that needs user
and password authentication.

John J. Lee wants to know when a bare except: is justified.

Gerald Senarclens de Grancy is stumped when asked 'Why did Guido create
http://groups.google.com/gr************************************@nnrp1.numer icable.fr

Enrique spots differences between python 22 and python 23 that now
sometimes require specification of a default encoding to properly deal
with strings containing binary data.

Detlev Offenbach releases Eric 3.3, a Python IDE written using PyQt and
QScintilla that includes project management capabilities, an unlimited
number of editors, a Python shell, an integrated debugger and more.

Bernhard Herzog releases Thuban 1.0rc1, an interactive geographic data
viewer implemented in Python and wxPython which runs on Unix-like systems
and MS Windows.

Patrick Useldinger announces dfp 0.1, a suite of components which permit
detection and processing of changed files.

Gerhard Haering releases PySQLite 0.5.0, because lots of bugs were fixed
and several sensitive changes were made, which need exposure in real

John J. Lee releases ClientCookie 0.4.10, a Python module for handling
HTTP cookies on the client side.

Stephen Ferg places a python advocacy article titled "Why your
organization needs Python" in the public domain.

Brett Cannon documents "How Python is Developed" in an introductory
================================================== ======================
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
marvelous 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 intelligently 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

Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
For more, see
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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