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Emile van Sebille
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      01-06-2004
QOTW: "Name me any product (except maybe TeX) that was mature at version
1.0. I remember using Visual Basic at v1.0 and it definitely wasn't
mature..."
-- Alan Gauld on the maturity of IDLE

"Most Python users don't know C, and will never see the C implementation."
-- Tim Peters


Rob Hughes wishes all a Happy New Year in a multilingual piece of code.
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...ing.google.com

Art Haas announces the eleventh development release of PythonCAD, a
fully scriptable drafting program written in python.
http://groups.google.com/groups?(E-Mail Removed)

Daniel Pryde gets some ideas on optimizing a best match searching
algorithm.
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...2.texas.rr.com

Barry A. Warsaw releases Mailman 2.1.4, a bug fix release that also
contains support for four new languages: Catalan, Croatian, Romanian,
and Slovenian.
http://groups.google.com/groups?(E-Mail Removed)

Oh Kyu Yoon asks how to implement plots from scipy, chaco, etc into
wxPython widget.
http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=bt04a4$2e3$(E-Mail Removed)

Bjorn Stabell announces the creation of Python and Zope/Plone Chinese
Forums.
http://groups.google.com/groups?(E-Mail Removed)

hokieghal99 asks Is Python Mac Centric?
http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=bss8qn$mb7$(E-Mail Removed)

Greg Lindstrom gets help monitoring an MS Exchange mailbox.
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...t%40python.org

Tim Churches and Adam Twardoch point out articles that may require a
revision in the Guinness Book of World Records.
-- http://news.independent.co.uk/world/...p?story=476931
-- http://www.wftv.com/news/2732086/detail.html

Peter Astrand solicits comments on PEP 324, a proposal to introduce a
new POSIX process module popen5.
http://groups.google.com/groups?(E-Mail Removed)
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...t%40python.org

Mike gets help with a problem building on BeOS.
http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=NLhJb.31440$I07.78784@attbi_s53

Black asks about implementing undo and redo using tkinter.
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...t%40python.org

Roger Jack is looking for the best tool for templating source code files
and then generating python code.
http://groups.google.com/groups?(E-Mail Removed)

Randall Smith needs a way to convert a datetime string of unknown format
to a python datetime object.
http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=MnIJb.33778$(E-Mail Removed). com

Robert Brewer updates his recur.py, then later provides an example of
using recur.interval with threading.Timer.
http://groups.google.com/groups?(E-Mail Removed)

Hye-Shik Chang announces Anonfunc 1.0, a C extension module that creates
anonymous functions based on operator overloading.
http://groups.google.com/groups?(E-Mail Removed)

Francois releases Allout-Vim 040103, a tool that eases the handling of
Allout files from within a Python-enabled Vim.
http://groups.google.com/groups?(E-Mail Removed)


================================================== ======================
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.
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) and (E-Mail Removed)
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.*

Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
http://www.ddj.com/topics/pythonurl/
http://purl.org/thecliff/python/url.html (dormant)
or
http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Python-URL!&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python


Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome.
E-mail to <(E-Mail Removed)> should get through.

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(approximately), ask <(E-Mail Removed)> to subscribe. Mention
"Python-URL!".


-- The Python-URL! Team--

Dr. Dobb's Journal (http://www.ddj.com) is pleased to participate in and
sponsor the "Python-URL!" project.

 
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