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. 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. 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. metaclasses The code from the 1.5 metaclasses paper on the web. parser Example using the parser module. pdist Old, unfinished code messing with CVS, RCS and remote files. 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. sgi Demos that only run on Silicon Graphics machines. These require at least one of the optional built-in modules that only make sense for the SGI, such as 'gl', 'al', and 'sv'. Split in subdirectories per subject. 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). xml Some XML demos. xmlrpc XML-RPC server framework (but see the standard library module SimpleXMLRPCServer.py for a replacement). zlib Some demos for the zlib module (see also the standard library module gzip.py).