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

Guido van Rossum confirms the ownership transfer of python.org to the PSF.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Richard Jones announces SC-Track Roundup 0.6.4, an issue tracking system.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Paulo Pinto is looking for the pythonic way of doing tcl's uplevel.
http://groups.google.com/gr*************************@sunnews.cern.ch

Padraig investigates the interaction of object scope and reachability
through exceptions.
http://groups.google.com/gr*******************************@news.indigo.ie

Jason Tesser has an objection to dynamic typing raised at work when he
suggests python as an appropriate language for a new project.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Anthony Tuininga announces three cross platform python based Oracle
modules:
...cx_Oracle 4.0, a DBAPI 2.0 Python extension module for Oracle...
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org
...cx_OracleTools 7.2, to handle Oracle database development tasks...
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org
... and cx_OracleDBATools 2.0, that addresses Oracle DBA tasks.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

A comment by Guido in PEP 279 causes Logan concerns about using filter
and map.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...hreaker.nospam

Marc gets help hiding the console window when using py2exe.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...ing.google.com

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.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...******@4ax.com

John wants advice on debugging a python process that's hanging.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

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.
http://groups.google.com/gr***************************@ID-207230.news.uni-berlin.de

Matthew Sims gets lessons on using python lists and how they differ from
perl's.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...ing.google.com

Edward K. Ream announces the release of Leo 4.1 rc3, an outlining
editor for programmers. It is written in 100% pure Python.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********....supernews.com

Kamus of Kadizhar gets help with the logging module and then on
googling, prompting Skip to start a tips page.
http://groups.google.com/gr**************************@news3.infoave.net
http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/moinmoin/GoogleTips

John Hunter releases matplotlib-0.40, a pure python cross platform 2D
plotting library with a matlab syntax.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Gustavo Campanelli gets a quick response from Andrew Clover when he asks
about a problem with Gif transparency and Pil.
http://groups.google.com/gr*************************@taurus.webcorp.pl

Davide Carboni forwards Michele Marchesi's request to take part in an
online survey on agile practices adoption in software industry.
http://groups.google.com/gr*************************@pietro.crs4.it

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

Paul Miller discovers a PyThreadState_Swap difference in 2.3.2 and needs
help identifying the source of the problem.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...******@4ax.com

Irmen de Jong announces the availability of Snakelets 1.9, a Python
threaded web application server.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********************************@news.xs4all.nl

Gilles Lenfant is looking for ways to do spell checking from Python.
http://groups.google.com/gr*************************@biggoron.nerim.net

Gustavo Campanelli solicits suggestions for a standalone client database
for Python.
http://groups.google.com/gr*************************@taurus.webcorp.pl

Steve wants help automating remote access through ssh using python.
http://groups.google.com/gr***********************@clarion.carno.net.au

Arcady Genkin releases a Samba password hashes generator.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Jason R. Mastaler announces the release of TMDA 1.0 final, a python
based anti-spam system.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

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

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