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  • Hi! Don't now if always, or in the last few months where I've been following the issues more closely, but I found that are appearing a lot of small RFEs in the tracker. These normally are small but ...
    Facundo BatistaFacundo Batista
    Feb 18, 2008 at 11:22 am
    Feb 23, 2008 at 11:32 pm
  • All fail in test_compiler.py. -- . Facundo Blog: http://www.taniquetil.com.ar/plog/ PyAr: http://www.python.org/ar/
    Facundo BatistaFacundo Batista
    Feb 25, 2008 at 12:23 pm
    May 16, 2008 at 1:06 am
  • I note that in r60567 Christian checked in support for compacting the int and float freelists. I have no problems with the implementation, but would like to note that I have been experimenting with ...
    Andrew MacIntyreAndrew MacIntyre
    Feb 7, 2008 at 1:09 pm
    Feb 22, 2008 at 5:47 pm
  • Hi everyone, I've volunteered to be the release manager for Python 2.6 and 3.0. It's been several years since I've RM'd a Python release, and I'm happy to do it again (he says while the medication is ...
    Barry WarsawBarry Warsaw
    Feb 22, 2008 at 11:45 pm
    Feb 27, 2008 at 8:56 pm
  • A while back, I volunteered to update asyncore and asynchat for py3k. I posted a patch, and in response to feedback posted a more complicated patch+modification. Both versions have been languishing ...
    Daniel ArbuckleDaniel Arbuckle
    Feb 13, 2008 at 8:28 pm
    May 4, 2008 at 6:13 pm
  • I noticed on the download page that http://www.python.org/emacs is listed as the place to get your modes for Python development (which seemed to lack any mention of Vim and the support in svn; a ...
    Brett CannonBrett Cannon
    Feb 3, 2008 at 10:44 pm
    Feb 5, 2008 at 2:39 am
  • Hey Barry! When are you planing to freeze the code of the trunk and branches/py3k for the upcoming alpha releases? I'll merge the last modifications from 2.6 to 3.0 in a couple of minutes. All tests ...
    Christian HeimesChristian Heimes
    Feb 28, 2008 at 7:49 pm
    Feb 29, 2008 at 7:33 pm
  • When backporting PEP 3101, do we want to add __format__ to classic classes? If so, could someone give me a pointer on how to implement this? I don't see where to hook it up. Thanks. Eric.
    Eric SmithEric Smith
    Feb 13, 2008 at 1:28 pm
    Feb 14, 2008 at 11:12 pm
  • I'm going to work on backporting PEP 3127, specifically the hex, oct(), and bin() builtins. I have bin() completed, and I'll check it in shortly. oct() will require a future import. Does anyone have ...
    Eric SmithEric Smith
    Feb 21, 2008 at 10:26 pm
    Feb 25, 2008 at 4:01 am
  • Why should docstrings and comments be limited to 72 characters when code is limited to 79 characters? I ask because there is an ongoing debate at my company about this. Personally, I see no ...
    Barry WarsawBarry Warsaw
    Feb 21, 2008 at 5:15 pm
    Feb 23, 2008 at 6:11 am
  • Hello, I think I found a prolific vein of potential crashes throughout the python interpreter. The idea is inspired from the discussion Issue1020188 and is quite simple: find a Py_DECREF(xxx- yyy), ...
    Amaury Forgeot d'ArcAmaury Forgeot d'Arc
    Feb 16, 2008 at 11:12 pm
    Feb 19, 2008 at 12:17 am
  • Howdy, I'm going through the motions of getting my newly added build slave in a half decent state. The external.bat and external-amd64.bat files needed the following in order to build db-4.4.20: ...
    Trent NelsonTrent Nelson
    Feb 29, 2008 at 7:58 am
    Feb 29, 2008 at 11:34 pm
  • This year at PyCon, sprint coaches are giving tutorials up to three hours long the night before sprinting starts. Being the sprint coach on the core means that I get to be that person for the core. ...
    Brett CannonBrett Cannon
    Feb 3, 2008 at 2:20 am
    Feb 5, 2008 at 1:38 pm
  • Hi Barry, A question.... Do you know if OpenSSL's applink.c will be included in the Windows builds? If so, and I hope it is, great! If not, I'd like to encourage its inclusion. Doing so will permit ...
    Bugbee, LarryBugbee, Larry
    Feb 25, 2008 at 10:20 pm
    Mar 4, 2008 at 11:56 pm
  • [Eric Smith] IMO, these should not be backported. They are strongly associated with 3.0's new literal syntax. They don't don't really fit in with 2.6 and don't make 2.6 any more attractive. Raymond
    Raymond HettingerRaymond Hettinger
    Feb 21, 2008 at 11:23 pm
    Feb 22, 2008 at 9:42 pm
  • I tested and tried a few XML validators but none of them is able to successfully validate a string of xml (not a file just a string) to programatically be able to validate messages of xml that flow ...
    Medhat GayedMedhat Gayed
    Feb 28, 2008 at 11:42 pm
    Mar 12, 2008 at 8:04 pm
  • Dear all, I'd like to draw your attention to some of the work that's been going on in the trunk-math branch. Christian Heimes and I have been working on various aspects of Python mathematics, and ...
    Mark DickinsonMark Dickinson
    Feb 16, 2008 at 3:53 am
    Feb 22, 2008 at 5:28 pm
  • [please cc me on responses] I was wondering if getpass could be changed to enable piped stdin to work. For instance, the getmail program can read my email password in via stdin using getpass ...
    Shaya PotterShaya Potter
    Feb 24, 2008 at 6:02 pm
    Feb 26, 2008 at 9:01 pm
  • Yesterday's bug day was another success, closing 48 issues. Several committers were there: Facundo Bastista, Georg Brandl, and Christian Heimes. Facundo organized a local group of participants, and ...
    A.M. KuchlingA.M. Kuchling
    Feb 25, 2008 at 2:52 am
    Feb 26, 2008 at 1:56 pm
  • I've attached a proposed revision of PEP 3 below. Feedback would be appreciated, and once we have a reasonable consensus that it accurately describes our current processes I can check it in and ...
    Nick CoghlanNick Coghlan
    Feb 23, 2008 at 5:40 am
    Feb 25, 2008 at 2:46 am
  • Hi all, I'm trying to extend the base ftplib module to add SSL/TLS support as described in RFC-4217 (see also issue 2054). RFC-4217 defines a certain command ("CCC") which permit to return to a plain ...
    Giampaolo Rodola'Giampaolo Rodola'
    Feb 19, 2008 at 9:54 am
    Feb 22, 2008 at 8:28 pm
  • Hi devs, Being a python dev newbie, I look in http://www.python.org/dev/ for some guide to write unit tests in python and I can't find any. Specifically, I'd like to know about files managements in ...
    Virgil DuprasVirgil Dupras
    Feb 21, 2008 at 11:30 am
    Feb 22, 2008 at 4:56 am
  • Should dir(module) use __all__ when defined? ['Empty', 'Full', 'LifoQueue', 'PriorityQueue', 'Queue', '__all__', '__builtins__', '__doc__', '__file__', '__name__', '__package__', '_time', 'deque', ...
    Raymond HettingerRaymond Hettinger
    Feb 16, 2008 at 1:30 am
    Feb 22, 2008 at 1:17 am
  • The 1 MB PDF can be found at http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~drifty/pycon/sprint_tutorial.pdf . If you find any bad info or some info that is really lacking, let me know. But please realize that my slides are ...
    Brett CannonBrett Cannon
    Feb 4, 2008 at 9:29 pm
    Feb 10, 2008 at 1:37 am
  • A request for information: What non IEEE 754 platforms exist that people care about running Python 2.6, Python 3.0 and higher on? By non IEEE 754 platform, I mean a platform where either the C double ...
    Mark DickinsonMark Dickinson
    Feb 1, 2008 at 10:52 pm
    Feb 2, 2008 at 4:15 pm
  • Good evening everybody! I like to run the 2to3 tool with raise and except fixers over the 2.6 sources. The raise fixer changes "raise Exception, msg" to "raise Exception(msg)" and the except fixer ...
    Christian HeimesChristian Heimes
    Feb 17, 2008 at 4:57 pm
    Feb 24, 2008 at 10:35 pm
  • [Kurt] There is a note Misc/NEWS and I believe the 2-to-3 folks are looking at a conversion. The Py3.0 docs have the new signature (same as the old one but it no longer accepts a cmp function and to ...
    Raymond HettingerRaymond Hettinger
    Feb 12, 2008 at 11:23 pm
    Feb 13, 2008 at 8:14 pm
  • Hello there. in function_call() in funcobject.c, we have this comment: /* XXX This is broken if the caller deletes dict items! */ Now, I wonder what specifically is meant here? are we really talking ...
    Kristján Valur JónssonKristján Valur Jónsson
    Feb 5, 2008 at 2:58 pm
    Feb 6, 2008 at 4:10 pm
  • I'm finishing up a PLY lexer and parser for the current CVS version of the Python grammar. As part of it I've been testing a lot of dark corners in the grammar definition and implementation. Python ...
    Andrew DalkeAndrew Dalke
    Feb 19, 2008 at 9:38 pm
    Feb 20, 2008 at 4:37 am
  • While implementing "".format(), I need to call the builtin format() function, which I've already implemented (in bltinmodule.c:builtin_format()). In the py3k branch, I just hardcoded the same ...
    Eric SmithEric Smith
    Feb 14, 2008 at 12:16 pm
    Feb 16, 2008 at 12:18 am
  • There is some discussion on this subject, archived here: http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.general/560661 I wonder if anyone could shed some light on this subject? (Or, help me understand, ...
    Neal BeckerNeal Becker
    Feb 24, 2008 at 12:55 am
    Feb 24, 2008 at 5:11 pm
  • Hi, What is the policy regarding nosy lists? Is it appropriate it add people to it besides oneself? As I cannot assign items, I'm sometimes tempted to add someone relevant to the list. (ie Should I ...
    Benjamin PetersonBenjamin Peterson
    Feb 19, 2008 at 10:47 pm
    Feb 21, 2008 at 8:24 pm
  • ACTIVITY SUMMARY (01/25/08 - 02/01/08) Tracker at http://bugs.python.org/ To view or respond to any of the issues listed below, click on the issue number. Do NOT respond to this message. 1680 open ...
    TrackerTracker
    Feb 1, 2008 at 6:06 pm
    Feb 29, 2008 at 5:06 pm
  • Short description (see http://bugs.python.org/issue2181 for the patch and more details): Optimize code like: x = any_expression return x to: return any_expression The local variable x is no longer ...
    Neal NorwitzNeal Norwitz
    Feb 25, 2008 at 2:27 am
    Feb 25, 2008 at 2:48 pm
  • I've uncovered what seems to me to a problem with python Unicode string objects passed to extension modules. Or perhaps it's revealing a misunderstanding on my part :-) So I would like to get some ...
    John DennisJohn Dennis
    Feb 22, 2008 at 9:23 pm
    Feb 23, 2008 at 12:50 am
  • Was some thought given to possibly adding these as float methods instead of as separate functions? float.isinf() float.isnan() Also, it would be useful to have a new method, float.is_integer(). This ...
    Raymond HettingerRaymond Hettinger
    Feb 12, 2008 at 6:52 am
    Feb 20, 2008 at 4:32 pm
  • Hi! In today's bug day, an Argentinian colleague called my attention over the issue 1746071. This issue is about mutex: """The mutex module defines a class that allows mutual-exclusion via acquiring ...
    Facundo BatistaFacundo Batista
    Feb 23, 2008 at 9:22 pm
    Feb 23, 2008 at 9:46 pm
  • The 2.5 maintenance branch will be frozen tomorrow (Thursday) around 7:00 UTC. Please don't make any changes to the branch after that point unless you are directly involved in the release process. If ...
    Martin v. LöwisMartin v. Löwis
    Feb 13, 2008 at 7:57 pm
    Feb 14, 2008 at 9:25 pm
  • People, where can I find rationale/background on the __new__ deprecation warning in 2.6 (and I assume it's totally different in 3.0)? I could not find anything about it in ...
    Jeroen Ruigrok van der WervenJeroen Ruigrok van der Werven
    Feb 13, 2008 at 7:50 pm
    Feb 13, 2008 at 10:47 pm
  • Not sure if this is effecting the core svn repository or not, but the conference software (also hosted at svn.python.org) is reporting that the disk is full: Transmitting file data ....svn: Commit ...
    Douglas NapoleoneDouglas Napoleone
    Feb 9, 2008 at 6:48 am
    Feb 12, 2008 at 12:22 pm
  • I'm having trouble with test_bsddb on my new MacBook Pro (OS X 10.5.1). Many tests give this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/Users/skip/src/python/trunk/Lib/test/test_bsddb.py", line ...
    SkipSkip
    Feb 10, 2008 at 7:34 pm
    Feb 11, 2008 at 2:45 am
  • I'm getting an error from SVN when trying to commit a NEWS entry for r60695: -------------- Sending Misc/NEWS Transmitting file data .svn: Commit failed (details follow): svn: Can't create directory ...
    Nick CoghlanNick Coghlan
    Feb 10, 2008 at 3:28 am
    Feb 10, 2008 at 7:18 am
  • I found out that the directories listed in $CPPFLAGS and $LDFLAGS were being added in reverse order in setup.py. That meant having ``-I/foo -I/bar`` was searching /bar first. I fixed setup.py in the ...
    Brett CannonBrett Cannon
    Feb 3, 2008 at 3:54 am
    Feb 3, 2008 at 10:00 am
  • I ran LLVM's under-development C front-end, clang (http://clang.llvm.org), against Python today. While a ton of message crop up thanks to lacking header files, I did come across a handful of ...
    Brett CannonBrett Cannon
    Feb 7, 2008 at 8:05 am
    Mar 10, 2008 at 4:12 pm
  • This message has been popping up in the buildbot mails for several days: I have no idea what it means. I don't see it within the core distribution. Can someone take a look at this? Skip
    SkipSkip
    Feb 22, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    Feb 22, 2008 at 11:07 pm
  • We have a bug day this Saturday. Join us on IRC and let's see how many issues we can clear up. http://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonBugDay for more. There are currently 69 bugs marked as 'easy', which ...
    A.M. KuchlingA.M. Kuchling
    Feb 20, 2008 at 4:03 pm
    Feb 20, 2008 at 8:43 pm
  • The tests for float.__format__ are breaking on Windows, because of this issue: http://bugs.python.org/issue1600. Basically, Windows is using 3 digits for exponents < 100, and Linux (and at least ...
    Eric SmithEric Smith
    Feb 18, 2008 at 11:12 am
    Feb 19, 2008 at 1:17 am
  • Hi, I've just filed issue2114 (http://bugs.python.org/issue2114) because test_decimal.py fails on OSX 10.3 with Python 2.5.2c1 (using the python.org build that will be released soon). The same test ...
    Ronald OussorenRonald Oussoren
    Feb 14, 2008 at 4:21 pm
    Feb 14, 2008 at 4:59 pm
  • In 2.5, tempfile.NamedTemporaryFile passes requests for __enter__ and __exit__ through to the underlying file object, which ends up breaking in a couple of different ways (by a fortuitous ...
    Nick CoghlanNick Coghlan
    Feb 10, 2008 at 12:53 pm
    Feb 10, 2008 at 6:52 pm
  • Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin ", line 1, in <module UnicodeDecodeError: 'shift_jis' codec can't decode bytes in position 0-1: illegal multibyte sequence Still, \x87\x6F is a valid ...
    Nicolas DumazetNicolas Dumazet
    Feb 7, 2008 at 4:31 pm
    Feb 7, 2008 at 10:06 pm
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