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  • Is it finally time in Python 2.5 to allow the "obvious" use of, say, str(5,2) to give '101', just the converse of the way int('101',1) gives 5? I'm not sure why str has never allowed this obvious use ...
    Alex MartelliAlex Martelli
    Jan 17, 2006 at 3:44 am
    Jan 31, 2006 at 7:46 pm
  • The last time this was discussed six months ago it seemed like most of python-dev fancied Jason Orendorff's path module. But Guido wanted a PEP and noone created one. So I decided to claim the fame ...
    BJörn LindqvistBJörn Lindqvist
    Jan 24, 2006 at 8:22 pm
    Feb 2, 2006 at 1:45 pm
  • -1. Would you really want chmod(path, 0640) and chmod(path, "0640") to have different meanings?
    Andrew KoenigAndrew Koenig
    Jan 31, 2006 at 7:55 pm
    Mar 15, 2006 at 4:48 am
  • Hello! I have some proposal for Python 3.0 (interesting one, from my point of view). I'm sorry for my English, it is not very good. Abstract ======== There are three different peculiarity in Python ...
    Alexander KozlovskyAlexander Kozlovsky
    Jan 5, 2006 at 9:56 pm
    Jan 9, 2006 at 1:41 am
  • I would like to suggest to include ctypes into core Python, starting with the 2.5 release. ctypes is nearing the 1.0 release, and works on Windows, OS X, linux, possibly other platforms (provided ...
    Thomas HellerThomas Heller
    Jan 10, 2006 at 8:55 pm
    Jan 26, 2006 at 3:43 pm
  • What Fredrik hacks together there (http://www.effbot.org/lib) is very impressive. I especially like the "permalinks" in this style: http://effbot.org/lib/os.path.join What I would suggest (for any ...
    Georg BrandlGeorg Brandl
    Jan 21, 2006 at 8:11 pm
    Jan 25, 2006 at 3:25 am
  • Hello all, In the past there has been some discussion about a new module to replace ConfigParser. Most notably at http://wiki.python.org/moin/ConfigParserShootout Specific issues that could be ...
    FuzzymanFuzzyman
    Jan 26, 2006 at 8:28 pm
    Feb 1, 2006 at 4:32 am
  • [I've added python-dev to cc:] Anthony Green <green at redhat.com writes: If I understand correctly this means that the Python source distribution would have to be GPL licensed, while the built ...
    Thomas HellerThomas Heller
    Jan 27, 2006 at 5:03 pm
    Jan 30, 2006 at 12:18 pm
  • Here's the draft for the first January summary. If anyone has time to send me/Steve comments/suggestions/corrections/additions, those will be most welcome. The Py_ssize_t threads were particularly ...
    Tony MeyerTony Meyer
    Jan 26, 2006 at 4:31 am
    Jan 31, 2006 at 9:51 am
  • I currently have a (quite weak) computer that mostly sits idle (shares the web connection), Tbird 750; 640Mb RAM; Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition. Since the computer sits there doing nothing, I ...
    Morel XavierMorel Xavier
    Jan 3, 2006 at 11:31 pm
    Jan 11, 2006 at 10:10 pm
  • I noticed a few compiler warnings, when I compile Python on my amd64 with gcc 4.0.3: Objects/longobject.c: In function ?PyLong_AsDouble?: Objects/longobject.c:655: warning: ?e? may be used ...
    Thomas WoutersThomas Wouters
    Jan 31, 2006 at 10:59 am
    Feb 1, 2006 at 11:03 pm
  • For the last 2+ years I've been occasionally arguing for the introduction of a basenumber (and ideally a baseinteger, but that, to me, is a slightly lesser issue) analogous to basestring. Google ...
    Alex MartelliAlex Martelli
    Jan 16, 2006 at 5:59 am
    Jan 19, 2006 at 6:55 am
  • [moving to python-dev] [In reference to: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-checkins/2006-January/048715.html] In the past, we haven't checked in tests which are known to be broken. There are ...
    Neal NorwitzNeal Norwitz
    Jan 7, 2006 at 8:45 pm
    Jan 15, 2006 at 7:45 pm
  • Here's some info on setting up buildbot <http://www.python.org/dev/buildbot/ . These instructions should be cleaned up and put in the developers faq. Right now, the only person that can ...
    Neal NorwitzNeal Norwitz
    Jan 3, 2006 at 1:06 am
    Jan 5, 2006 at 11:07 am
  • Building the readline on OS X 10.4 fails, is this known, or am I doing something wrong? Thanks, Thomas building 'readline' extension gcc -fno-strict-aliasing -Wno-long-double -no-cpp-precomp ...
    Thomas HellerThomas Heller
    Jan 17, 2006 at 6:17 pm
    Jan 21, 2006 at 4:41 pm
  • I've been playing with "automatic module discovery" in an attempt to figure out how complete the library reference really is. I've created a simple script that tweaks the path to get rid of ...
    Fredrik LundhFredrik Lundh
    Jan 10, 2006 at 11:42 pm
    Jan 26, 2006 at 9:31 pm
  • Branch support appeared fairly recently (buildbot-0.7.0, about two months ago), and I believe it should be sufficient to trigger builds for both the trunk and the 2.4 branch. The last part of the ...
    Brian WarnerBrian Warner
    Jan 4, 2006 at 8:30 am
    Jan 12, 2006 at 5:35 am
  • I would really like to stabilize a bunch of the current rough edges in 2.5. We are likely to have enough instability with the PEP 353 changes, so it would be better to fix some of these issues sooner ...
    Neal NorwitzNeal Norwitz
    Jan 23, 2006 at 7:01 am
    Jan 28, 2006 at 10:10 am
  • Hi, does Python have an official icon? Not py.ico from PC/, that's a bit ugly and does not scale. Has no designerhead ever done such a thing? Georg
    Georg BrandlGeorg Brandl
    Jan 14, 2006 at 11:19 pm
    Jan 19, 2006 at 9:46 am
  • It is time once again in my educational career to come to python-dev for help for major project ideas. This time, though, it is for my Ph.D. dissertation (and thus can have larger scope than my ...
    Brett CannonBrett Cannon
    Jan 12, 2006 at 10:36 pm
    Jan 17, 2006 at 10:14 am
  • Hi, 'de_DE at euro' '1.000000' u'1,000000' Is this intended? This breaks test_format on my box when test_builtin (method test_float_with_comma) is executed first. regards, Georg
    Georg BrandlGeorg Brandl
    Jan 8, 2006 at 7:39 pm
    Jan 9, 2006 at 11:14 pm
  • This seems to be the only really major issue with the PEP. Everything else is negotiable, IMHO. But the string inheritance seem to be such a critical issue it deserves its own thread. I have tried to ...
    BJörn LindqvistBJörn Lindqvist
    Jan 26, 2006 at 4:16 pm
    Jan 29, 2006 at 7:13 am
  • I just deleted the static copy of the "docutils" directory from the "peps" repository, and added in an external link (svn:externals 'docutils svn://svn.berlios.de/docutils/trunk/docutils/docutils'). ...
    David GoodgerDavid Goodger
    Jan 12, 2006 at 3:51 am
    Jan 13, 2006 at 4:29 am
  • [neal.norwitz] [Martin v. L?wis] Ya, that doesn't work. We'll have similar problems with obmalloc debug output if obmalloc is changed to escape 32-bitness on Win64 -- and anywhere else we need to ...
    Tim PetersTim Peters
    Jan 8, 2006 at 4:42 pm
    Jan 10, 2006 at 9:28 am
  • There is an inconsistancy in the way that dictionary subclasses behave when they are used as as namespaces in execs. Basically, while python 2.4 permits the usage of dictionary subclasses for local ...
    Crutcher DunnavantCrutcher Dunnavant
    Jan 10, 2006 at 11:47 pm
    Feb 5, 2006 at 11:01 pm
  • ConfigParser saves the data in a not-predefined order. This is because it keeps, internally, the information in dictionaries. I opened a patch in SF 1399309 that orders the info to be saved in the ...
    Facundo BatistaFacundo Batista
    Jan 7, 2006 at 6:17 pm
    Jan 20, 2006 at 2:23 pm
  • The discussion about PEP 343 reminds me of the following. Bram Cohen pointed out in private email that, before PEP 342, there wasn't a big need for a shortcut to pass control to a "sub-generator" ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Jan 20, 2006 at 6:17 pm
    Jan 21, 2006 at 5:57 am
  • Hello, today, when two Python developers here had approached me about the PSF, I realized that it is time to correct a mistake which I had made over three years ago, when I discovered Linux, free ...
    Georg BrandlGeorg Brandl
    Jan 8, 2006 at 10:21 am
    Jan 17, 2006 at 12:43 am
  • Hi Python developers, today I got a complaint from the python.de IRC channel about os.path.getmtime and time zone. How to produce the weird behavior: 1. create a file 2. get it's os.path.getmtime() ...
    Christian TismerChristian Tismer
    Jan 15, 2006 at 1:37 am
    Jan 16, 2006 at 12:56 pm
  • Hello, I would like to know if Tkinter is being developed/maintained. It appears the latest book on Tkinter by John E. Grayson published in 2000 is the only book resource on Tkinter. The publisher ...
    Rodrigues, JosephRodrigues, Joseph
    Jan 10, 2006 at 4:35 pm
    Jan 10, 2006 at 9:28 pm
  • You may be aware that Tim Parkin's work on our "next-generation" web presence has borne fruit in the shape of beta.python.org. While there's still a lot to be done Tim has given us a great start by ...
    Steve HoldenSteve Holden
    Jan 27, 2006 at 10:42 am
    Jan 29, 2006 at 11:57 pm
  • I'd like to create a patch for the logging package, but before I do, I need to know whether someone else is working on the package and whether my patch is likely to be accepted. Is there another ...
    Shane HathawayShane Hathaway
    Jan 9, 2006 at 8:48 pm
    Jan 10, 2006 at 8:10 am
  • Hi, At the company I work for, we've embedded Python in C++ application we develop. Since our upgrade to Python 2.4.2 from 2.4.1 we started hitting Py_FatalError("Invalid thread state for this ...
    Gabriel BecedillasGabriel Becedillas
    Jan 12, 2006 at 4:47 pm
    Jan 24, 2006 at 4:15 pm
  • I don't believe this belongs in 2.4, since it can, actually, break code. Code that depends on the current situation, _TestCase__attributename. Fragile code, to be sure, but still. If there were a ...
    Thomas WoutersThomas Wouters
    Jan 20, 2006 at 8:43 pm
    Jan 22, 2006 at 1:58 am
  • Has anyone else noticed this? For a long time (possibly years), I see an infrequent error in test_socket_ssl, like so (this is on WinXP Pro): test_socket_ssl test test_socket_ssl crashed -- ...
    Tim PetersTim Peters
    Jan 24, 2006 at 10:22 pm
    Mar 20, 2006 at 9:53 am
  • I ran Fredrik's listmodules script in my current sandbox and got a deprecation warning for the regex module. According to PEP 4 it is already obsolete. I saw nothing there about the timeframe for ...
    SkipSkip
    Jan 24, 2006 at 6:27 pm
    Mar 3, 2006 at 11:48 am
  • For the output parameter, just the variable receiving the value needs to be changed, and you are done. I cannot see how this could reasonably achieved for arbitrary extension modules. Regards, Martin
    Martin v. LöwisMartin v. Löwis
    Jan 10, 2006 at 7:17 pm
    Jan 13, 2006 at 11:29 pm
  • Recently, someone on dclpy posted about an error he got when he tried to unpack the Python distribution tarball with Sparc Solaris 9's tar: tar: directory checksum error With GNU tar, it worked ...
    Reinhold BirkenfeldReinhold Birkenfeld
    Jan 4, 2006 at 9:01 pm
    Jan 13, 2006 at 1:16 pm
  • Martin checked in zlib to the Python svn repository. Are we really sure that including zlib is the only path to whatever it is that it achieves? If security holes in zlib turn up (they have in the ...
    SkipSkip
    Jan 3, 2006 at 3:39 pm
    Jan 3, 2006 at 11:17 pm
  • I think we have a fundamental problem with Python-ast.c and Python-ast.h. These files should not be both auto-generated and checked into Subversion. The problem is that if you do a "make distclean", ...
    Barry WarsawBarry Warsaw
    Jan 2, 2006 at 11:03 pm
    Jan 3, 2006 at 6:58 pm
  • The call to curses.setupterm() leaves my terminal in a bad state. The reset program outputs: Erase set to delete. Kill set to control-U (^U). Interrupt set to control-C (^C). Doesn't the setupterm() ...
    Georg BrandlGeorg Brandl
    Jan 8, 2006 at 7:04 pm
    Jan 11, 2006 at 11:56 am
  • The portable way would be to check for svnversion in configure, and then only use it if it was found. You could also check for .svn in configure, and generate the entire buildno generation. OTOH, I ...
    Martin v. LöwisMartin v. Löwis
    Jan 4, 2006 at 11:36 pm
    Jan 6, 2006 at 7:27 am
  • I have a new implementation of stat/fstat/wstat which directly uses Win32 API, rather than using msvcrt. This works fine so far, except that error handling turns out to be tricky. mscvcrt maps errors ...
    Martin v. LöwisMartin v. Löwis
    Jan 31, 2006 at 12:50 am
    Jan 31, 2006 at 6:58 am
  • I just noticed that my name is in PEP 343 attached to the idea of the __context__() method, and I'm slightly queasy over it. The rationale was to help e.g. decimal.DecimalContext support 'with'. ...
    Jason OrendorffJason Orendorff
    Jan 20, 2006 at 3:41 am
    Jan 21, 2006 at 2:07 am
  • The ast-branch merge apparently changed some formerly public functions to macros. The two that I found out about are PyRun_SimpleString and PyRun_InteractiveLoop, I have not checked if there are more ...
    Thomas HellerThomas Heller
    Jan 3, 2006 at 3:58 pm
    Jan 3, 2006 at 6:18 pm
  • Twice now, I've been bitten by the 'mixing file-iteration with readline' issue. (Yeah, twice.. Good thing I don't write anything important in Python ;) I've also seen a number of newbies bitten by ...
    Thomas WoutersThomas Wouters
    Jan 4, 2006 at 4:34 pm
    Feb 11, 2006 at 3:56 pm
  • [neal.norwitz] Which race do you have in mind? The server socket doesn't need to do .accept() before a client socket can connect -- the server socket only needs to have done .listen() for a ...
    Tim PetersTim Peters
    Jan 26, 2006 at 1:35 am
    Jan 26, 2006 at 5:57 am
  • Hello, I am contacting the list in the hope that someone will be able to understand what I am seeing. I have hit a bug with python 2.4.2 (on Mandriva 2006) using urllib2. The code which trigger the ...
    Thomas ManginThomas Mangin
    Jan 17, 2006 at 3:07 pm
    Jan 20, 2006 at 8:28 pm
  • Hi, Perhaps I am the only one bothered by the timeit module, but it seems poorly designed to me. First of all, it should use a geometric series with a timeout value to detect how many iterations it ...
    Connelly BarnesConnelly Barnes
    Jan 16, 2006 at 5:27 am
    Jan 20, 2006 at 3:26 pm
  • This checkin should be reverted for now. It's in _PyObject_DebugMalloc, and at present the layout of the extra debug info in a PYMALLOC_DEBUG build is hard-coded to use 4-byte fields, no matter what ...
    Tim PetersTim Peters
    Jan 3, 2006 at 6:38 pm
    Jan 3, 2006 at 10:45 pm
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