Python-URL! for July 18, 2000

by Marty Pitts

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language.

Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 09:58:13 -0500 (CDT)
From: Andrew M. Kuchling akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Newsgroups: comp.lang.python
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 18)

Mark Hammond reveals a fourth (nth?) Python implementation on the horizon: "It has a compiler that generates native Windows .DLL/.EXE files. It uses a runtime that consists of a few thousand lines of C# (C-Sharp) code. ... Python can subclass VB or C# classes, and vice-versa."

The Python community has always had fun suggesting enhancements to the language, but unless you follow threads carefully, it can be hard to figure out the state of a proposal. Barry Warsaw will be making the process more formal and IETF-like, as described here:

Huaiyu Zhu provides class calculus to help homesick Javans and others involved in a particular kind of type correctness

Edward K. Ream and Gordon McMillan show how to think about generation of executables which embed Python, even in the face of Win* peculiarities, Borland-Microsoft miscegenation, backlinking, extensions, and related abstrusities

Intellisens-ability: PythonWin capacity to use a key other than TAB in AutoComplete traversal

TheKompany.com releases the third distinct product called "Visual Python". This one "is aimed at KDE and GNOME appli- cation developers and allows you to easily embed Python as a GUI enabled scripting language in your application"

Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:

Python.org's Python Language Website is the center of Pythonia

eff-bot's complements this digest with his daily python url

Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group mailing lists

Python Consortium emerges as an independent nexus of activity

The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects Python resources

Python FAQTS

Python To-Do List anticipates some of Python's future direction

Python Journal is at work on its second issue

Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive what AI can generate

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

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This article was originally published on Tuesday Jul 18th 2000
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