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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jan 5)

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-- Alan Gauld on the maturity of IDLE

"Most Python users don't know C, and will never see the C implementation."
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Art Haas announces the eleventh development release of PythonCAD, a
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Daniel Pryde gets some ideas on optimizing a best match searching

Barry A. Warsaw releases Mailman 2.1.4, a bug fix release that also
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Oh Kyu Yoon asks how to implement plots from scipy, chaco, etc into
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Bjorn Stabell announces the creation of Python and Zope/Plone Chinese
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Greg Lindstrom gets help monitoring an MS Exchange mailbox.

Tim Churches and Adam Twardoch point out articles that may require a
revision in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Peter Astrand solicits comments on PEP 324, a proposal to introduce a
new POSIX process module popen5. Removed)

Mike gets help with a problem building on BeOS.$I07.78784@attbi_s53

Black asks about implementing undo and redo using tkinter.

Roger Jack is looking for the best tool for templating source code files
and then generating python code. Removed)

Randall Smith needs a way to convert a datetime string of unknown format
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Robert Brewer updates his, then later provides an example of
using recur.interval with threading.Timer. Removed)

Hye-Shik Chang announces Anonfunc 1.0, a C extension module that creates
anonymous functions based on operator overloading. Removed)

Francois releases Allout-Vim 040103, a tool that eases the handling of
Allout files from within a Python-enabled Vim. Removed)

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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 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 Removed) and (E-Mail Removed)
welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.

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