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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 30)

QOTW: There are probably many less productive ways to spend your time
than studying Mark Pilgrim's code.
-- Skip Montanaro

QOTW: 'enumerate'...? As in, enumerate(n*[0]) ... ?
-- Alex Martelli, a complete response quoted!
Stephen Ferg announces a Python Language Reference, his produce a
complete, alphabetized reference of all of Python's language features.=20

Ralf Wieseler gets help getting tkinter going on Mac OS X

Aahz asks if anyone is using Tkinter and OS X 10.3 and hears that it
does work, even though that may mean it can be made to work.

Kamuela Franco asks for general information on socket programming in
http://groups.google.com/gr**********************************@nwrddc02.gnil ink.net

Ryan Spencer gets help with his pygame based pong test.

Andrei is looking for an appropriate embedded storage mechanism to
support fulltext search for messages in a forum.

Matt Whiteley wants to update the A record on a DNS server using Python.

Andre Brightway asks about non-X based linux GUIs.

Bill Sneddon gets tips on using Google's API from within python.

Art Decco asks for help creating a little database-backed CGI
application using Python on a server with no real database available.

Rene Pijlman seeks clarification on how delegation works in python.

John J. Lee gets feedback on the naming of iterators.

Ahmad wants to print Arabic characters right to left.

Will Stuyvesant asks what you would write if you have the time and the
money to start a new project in Python.

John J. Lee announces the initial release of mechanize 0.0.1a, providing
stateful programmatic web browsing after Andy Lester's Perl module.

... and the first beta release of pullparser, a simple "pull API" for
HTML parsing, after Perl's HTML::TokeParser.

Adam Souzis announces Rx4RDF and Rhizome 0.1.3. Rx4RDF is used for
building RDF-based applications and web sites, and Rhizome is a
Wiki-like content management and delivery system built on Rx4RDF

The revised and updated 2nd edition of "Learning Python" by Mark Lutz
and David Asher is now available from O'Reilly.
================================================== ======================
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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