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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 26)

QOTW (advanced interfaces track): "I'm firmly in favour of any language
that can DWIMNWIS." -- Tim Delaney

QOTW (MS roadkill track): "Underestimate MS at your own risk. It is one
thing to not like MS, and possibly a reasonable position to take.
However, underestimating them is for fools." -- Mark Hammond, on
Microsoft's commitment to .net.
Anthony Baxter releases Python 2.3.3 final.

Guido van Rossum confirms the ownership transfer of python.org to the PSF.

Richard Jones announces SC-Track Roundup 0.6.4, an issue tracking system.

Paulo Pinto is looking for the pythonic way of doing tcl's uplevel.

Padraig investigates the interaction of object scope and reachability
through exceptions.

Jason Tesser has an objection to dynamic typing raised at work when he
suggests python as an appropriate language for a new project.

Anthony Tuininga announces three cross platform python based Oracle
...cx_Oracle 4.0, a DBAPI 2.0 Python extension module for Oracle...
...cx_OracleTools 7.2, to handle Oracle database development tasks...
... and cx_OracleDBATools 2.0, that addresses Oracle DBA tasks.

A comment by Guido in PEP 279 causes Logan concerns about using filter
and map.

Marc gets help hiding the console window when using py2exe.

Glen Wheeler looks into ways of reducing memory footprint when dealing
with millions of small integers, but finds it may be the pointers eating
his memory.

John wants advice on debugging a python process that's hanging.

Brandon J. Van Every asks if anyone's kicking the tires of python for
.net, which leads to a comment on Microsoft as technology leader.

Matthew Sims gets lessons on using python lists and how they differ from

Edward K. Ream announces the release of Leo 4.1 rc3, an outlining
editor for programmers. It is written in 100% pure Python.

Kamus of Kadizhar gets help with the logging module and then on
googling, prompting Skip to start a tips page.

John Hunter releases matplotlib-0.40, a pure python cross platform 2D
plotting library with a matlab syntax.

Gustavo Campanelli gets a quick response from Andrew Clover when he asks
about a problem with Gif transparency and Pil.

Davide Carboni forwards Michele Marchesi's request to take part in an
online survey on agile practices adoption in software industry.

Paul McGuire announces parsing 1.0.0, a Python class library for
defining and executing text parsers.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********************************@twister.austin .rr.com

Steve Holden announces that submissions for PyCon DC 2004 are now being

Paul Miller discovers a PyThreadState_Swap difference in 2.3.2 and needs
help identifying the source of the problem.

Irmen de Jong announces the availability of Snakelets 1.9, a Python
threaded web application server.

Gilles Lenfant is looking for ways to do spell checking from Python.

Gustavo Campanelli solicits suggestions for a standalone client database
for Python.

Steve wants help automating remote access through ssh using python.

Arcady Genkin releases a Samba password hashes generator.

Jason R. Mastaler announces the release of TMDA 1.0 final, a python
based anti-spam system.

Patrick Useldinger announces bkmChk, a stand-alone Python program which
checks URLs to detect dead links.
================================================== ======================
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*

Archive probing tricks of the trade:

Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
http://purl.org/thecliff/python/url.html (dormant)
Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome.
E-mail to <Py********@phaseit.net> should get through.

To receive a new issue of this posting in e-mail each Monday morning
(approximately), ask <cl****@phaseit.net> to subscribe. Mention
-- The Python-URL! Team--

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