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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
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...ing.google.com

Ralf Wieseler gets help getting tkinter going on Mac OS X
http://groups.google.com/gr***************************@news.t-online.com

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.
http://groups.google.com/gr*************************@panix1.panix.com

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

Ryan Spencer gets help with his pygame based pong test.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...@earthlink.net

Andrei is looking for an appropriate embedded storage mechanism to
support fulltext search for messages in a forum.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...ing.google.com

Matt Whiteley wants to update the A record on a DNS server using Python.
http://groups.google.com/gr*******************************@news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk

Andre Brightway asks about non-X based linux GUIs.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...ing.google.com

Bill Sneddon gets tips on using Google's API from within python.
http://groups.google.com/gr*************************@ngspool-d02.news.aol.com

Art Decco asks for help creating a little database-backed CGI
application using Python on a server with no real database available.
http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=UQRFb.115936$8y1.365571@attbi_s52

Rene Pijlman seeks clarification on how delegation works in python.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...******@4ax.com

John J. Lee gets feedback on the naming of iterators.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...****@pobox.com

Ahmad wants to print Arabic characters right to left.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...ing.google.com

Will Stuyvesant asks what you would write if you have the time and the
money to start a new project in Python.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...ing.google.com

John J. Lee announces the initial release of mechanize 0.0.1a, providing
stateful programmatic web browsing after Andy Lester's Perl module.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

... and the first beta release of pullparser, a simple "pull API" for
HTML parsing, after Perl's HTML::TokeParser.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

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

The revised and updated 2nd edition of "Learning Python" by Mark Lutz
and David Asher is now available from O'Reilly.
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lpython2/
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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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