Fighting off a cold. The timeline's about right to put this as something I picked up on the plane back. Hopefully I'll be more able to concentrate tomorrow.
Did manage to get some work done, during my moments of lucidity. I now have a python module called bpp, that includes every object of utils except BppString, BppVector, KeyvalTooks, and ApplicationTools. The first two I think are unnecessary anyway. The second two are having some linking problems that I'm trying to put together. They compile just fine, it's just that when you try to import them, the thing complains.