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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.
http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=BhVyb.389117$Tr4.1144562@attbi_s03

Brian Lloyd asks if there's interest in a Python for .NET sprint at
PyCon 04.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Phil releases Kodos 2.1, a PyQT GUI regular expression designer, tester,
debugger and validator.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Keyphrene announces a bug-fix release for Naja 0.9.3, a download manager
and a website grabber tool written in Python/wxPython.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Jeff Wagner asks the seemingly simple question about Lists and Tuples:
why choose one over the other?
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...s.brouhaha.com

Jay Dorsey points us to a site offering funds "to make Python the most
widespread common scripting language on the net"
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

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.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Skip Montanaro, after a quick pointer from Tim Peters, shows how to
exploit readline to save and restore interactive sessions.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Peter Otten is looking for ways to turn a function taking a callback
into a generator without having to store all intermediate results first.
http://groups.google.com/gr****************************@news.t-online.com

luigipaioro asks how to use python to access a web page that needs user
and password authentication.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

John J. Lee wants to know when a bare except: is justified.
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...sf%40pobox.com

Gerald Senarclens de Grancy is stumped when asked 'Why did Guido create
Python?'.
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.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

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.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...te.solsys.priv

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.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Patrick Useldinger announces dfp 0.1, a suite of components which permit
detection and processing of changed files.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Gerhard Haering releases PySQLite 0.5.0, because lots of bugs were fixed
and several sensitive changes were made, which need exposure in real
life.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

John J. Lee releases ClientCookie 0.4.10, a Python module for handling
HTTP cookies on the client side.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Stephen Ferg places a python advocacy article titled "Why your
organization needs Python" in the public domain.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...ing.google.com

Brett Cannon documents "How Python is Developed" in an introductory
essay.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org
================================================== ======================
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.*

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
Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome.
E-mail to <Py********@phaseit.net> should get through.

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