Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 17:17:33 -0500 (CDT) Subject: Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (May 22) From: "Andrew M. Kuchling" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Words to live by: "the registry sucks, but ... a global environment sucks even more!" http://x44.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=623411718 http://x44.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=623726469 Jeff Kunce installs Python for network sharing http://starship.python.net/crew/jjkunce/netinstall/python_network_setup.html GvR announces that the Python CVS tree has been moved to SourceForge. This makes it possible to give external developers checkin privileges. http://www.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2000-May/058080.html A page on using Python from Delphi: http://www.multimania.com/marat/delphi/python.htm Peter Milliken announces Python support for ELSE, which adds language-specific templates to Emacs: http://members.xoom.com/pmilliken Francois Pinard postes interesting code snippets. He calculates the fraction closest to a decimal number: http://www.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2000-May/057402.html and converts nsgmls output to an in-memory tree: http://www.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2000-May/057442.html Speculation about Python 3000, and the mooted possibility of introducing case-insensitivity, lead to a lengthy discussion. (Since this is comp.lang.python, it's a discussion and not a flamewar.) You can start following the thread from the following posting: http://www.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2000-May/057876.html A few noteworthy posts in the thread: GvR, on the rationale for the potential change: http://www.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2000-May/057990.html Fredrik Lundh, on the Alice work that gave rise to the idea: http://www.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2000-May/058031.html Francois Pinard explains his disagreement: http://www.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2000-May/058044.html "3 years is a long time", by A.M. Kuchling: http://www.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2000-May/058053.html ======================================================================== Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages: Python.org's Python Language Website is the center of Pythonia http://www.python.org eff-bot's complements this digest with his daily python url http://hem.passagen.se/eff/url.htm Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group mailing lists http://www.python.org/sigs/ Python Consortium emerges as an independent nexus of activity http://www.python.org/consortium The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects Python resources http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/ Python FAQTS http://python.faqts.com/ Python To-Do List anticipates some of Python's future direction http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/todo.py Python Journal is at work on its second issue http://www.pythonjournal.com Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive what AI can generate http://www.links2go.com/search?search=python Archive probing trick of the trade: http://www.dejanews.com/dnquery.xp?QRY=&DBS=2&ST=PS&defaultOp=AND&LNG=ALL&format=threaded&showsort=date&maxhits=100&groups=comp.lang.python Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here: http://purl.org/thecliff/python/url.html or http://www.dejanews.com/dnquery.xp?QRY=~g%20comp.lang.python%20Python-URL%21 Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome. [http://www.egroups.com/list/python-url-leads/ is hibernating. Just e-mail us ideas directly.] To receive a new issue of this posting in e-mail each Monday morning, ask <email@example.com> 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.