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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (May 10)

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QOTW: "...simple genexps will work fine anyway almost all the time, so
it doesn't appear to matter much that devious uses will have nightmarish
semantics." -- Tim Peters on Generator Expressions

"It looks like ... a developer's cookbook (eg. the O'Reilly Python
cookbook) but with less Reilly and more "Oh?"."
-- Paul Boddie, on the user-commented PHP documentation
Andrew Bennetts discovers, without realising it, an obscure-but-useful
detail of Python's argument passing rules:*********...***

Thomas Heller explains how to get all your Python/win32 code working
in debug mode:*********...***

PEP 328 ('Imports: Multi-Line and Absolute/Relative') still isn't dead:*********...***

Scott Archer and Uche Ogbuji rediscover the instability of Python client
implementations of SOAP and WSDL:

PyRapi 0.4 provides an improved, but still simple, Python interface to
the libraries of the SynCE project

PyZine upcoming articles:*********...***

SciPy 2004 Conference - Python for Scientific Computing:*********...***

Greg Ewing announces Pyrex 0.9.2 (quickly followed by
Flexible wrappers and extensions without the boring C code.*********...************...***

Detleve Offenbach releases eric3 3.4.2, a Python IDE written in Python*********...***

EuroPython is less than a month away. Many--but not all--talks
have already been accepted.

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Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
these pages:'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 newsgroup 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 (PSF) has replaced the Python
Consortium as an independent nexus of activity. It has official
responsibility for Python's development and maintenance.
Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.

Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.

Python FAQTS

The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
interesting recipes.

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
ed**** and ed****
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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