Python-URL! for July 18, 2000

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."
http://www.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2000-July/013019.html Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language.

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:

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