This directory contains various demonstrations of what you can do with 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. cgi CGI examples. classes Some examples of how to use classes. comparisons A set of responses to a really old language-comparison challenge. curses A set of curses demos. distutils Test for using transparent 2to3 conversion in distutils. embed An example of embedding Python in another application (see also pysvr). imputil Demonstration subclasses of imputil.Importer. md5test Test program for the optional md5 module. newmetaclasses Demonstration of metaclasses. parser Example using the parser module. pysvr An example of embedding Python in a threaded application. rpc A set of classes for building clients and servers for Sun RPC. scripts Some useful Python scripts that I put in my bin directory. No optional built-in modules needed. sockets Examples for the new built-in module 'socket'. threads Demos that use the 'thread' module. (Currently these only run on SGIs, but this may change in the future.) tix Demos using the Tix widget set addition to Tkinter. tkinter Demos using the Tk interface (including Matt Conway's excellent set of demos). turtle Demos for the "turtle" module. xml Some XML demos. zlib Some demos for the zlib module (see also the standard library module gzip.py).