This directory contains various demonstrations of what you can do with
-Python. Most demos are grouped sub(sub*)directories according to
-required optional built-in modules or specific platform; there is also
-a set of generally useful scripts and there are some more-or-less
+Python. They were all written by me except where explicitly stated
+otherwise -- in general, demos contributed by others ends up in the
+../Contrib directory, unless I think they're of utmost general
+importance (like Matt Conway's Tk demos).
+A fair number of utilities that are useful when while developing
+Python code can be found in the ../Tools directory -- some of these
+can also be considered good examples of how to write Python code.
+Finally, in order to save disk space and net bandwidth, not all
+subdirectories listed here are distributed. They are listed just
+in case I change my mind about them.
classes Some examples of how to use classes.
See also ../doc (the Python library documentation can
be converted to info format).
-lutz Some demos written by Mark Lutz -- includes a nice
- enhanced Python shell!!!
md5test Test program for the optional md5 module.
rpc A set of classes for building clients and servers for
-rsa An RSA public-key cryptosystem (needs mpz and md5).
scripts Some useful Python scripts that I put in my bin
directory. No optional built-in modules needed.
-stoffel Some games written by Stoffel Erasmus.
sockets Examples for the new built-in module 'socket'.
sgi Demos that only run on Silicon Graphics machines.
threads Demos that use the 'thread' module. (Currently these
only run on SGIs, but this may change in the future.)
-WARNING: many scripts are executable and have a first line saying
+tkinter Demos using the Tk interface (including Matt Conway's
+ excellent set of demos).
-This is unlikely to give good results unless you've really installed
-the latest version python there. Edit the first line before
-installing such scripts; to try them out, you can just say "python
-foo.py" or enter python interactively and say "import foo".
+--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <mailto:Guido.van.Rossum@cwi.nl>