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  • Infix syntax is junk. Klaus Schilling
    Klaus SchillingKlaus Schilling
    Jun 14, 1999 at 9:46 am
    Jul 15, 1999 at 11:20 pm
  • Hi, Python v1.5 adopted TkInter as its standard GUI framework, even to the extent of including TkInter in the (Intel/Windows) installation package. Unfortunately, TkInter appears to run sluggish [1] ...
    Mikael LyngvigMikael Lyngvig
    Jun 25, 1999 at 6:00 pm
    Jul 15, 1999 at 7:35 pm
  • Hi All, I've switched from 'threading' to 'fork' (remember the discussion some days ago) since that gives me real parallel processing. But (off course) there are other problems when forking a process ...
    Arne MuellerArne Mueller
    Jun 7, 1999 at 3:33 pm
    Jun 21, 1999 at 4:02 am
  • Hi there, another question in this popular series of foolish questions... Can someone *please* give me a good reason why Python doesn't yet have +=, -=, and .= and other such operators? I know it's ...
    Preston LandersPreston Landers
    Jun 23, 1999 at 2:54 am
    Jul 7, 1999 at 5:29 pm
  • Hi there, I don't intend to start a flamewar or anything, and I'm sure Larry Wall is a nice guy, and Perl is nice and all, and the postmodern rationalisation of the confusion that Perl is to me is ...
    Martijn FaassenMartijn Faassen
    Jun 2, 1999 at 10:00 am
    Jun 7, 1999 at 8:34 am
  • ANNOUNCING: Stackless Python 0.2 A Python Implementation Which Does Not Ese The C Stack What is it? A plugin-replacement for core Python. It should run any program which runs under Python 1.5.2 . But ...
    Christian TismerChristian Tismer
    Jun 12, 1999 at 4:45 pm
    Jun 29, 1999 at 10:08 pm
  • Hi, I think there is a sufficient number of replies to my original "Python GUIs: Abondining TkInter and welcoming wxPython" post that a conclusion can be made. Thanks to all who replied; the replies ...
    Mikael LyngvigMikael Lyngvig
    Jun 28, 1999 at 5:08 pm
    Jul 4, 1999 at 10:24 pm
  • ''' Hi all, I seem to be unable to do anonymous pipes right on NT4sp3. This may be more of a Windows than a Python related question, but I'll try it here for a start anyway... The code below was ...
    Georg MischlerGeorg Mischler
    Jun 12, 1999 at 7:03 pm
    Jun 21, 1999 at 12:03 pm
  • Regarding the recend discussion here about garbage collection, I wrote a small article. If you plan on getting involved in the discussion, you might want to read this: it contains many of the old ...
    Moshe ZadkaMoshe Zadka
    Jun 16, 1999 at 10:38 am
    Jun 28, 1999 at 7:58 am
  • Dearn Python Developers, I must say how thankful I am for Python. It has saved me at work once so far. I am working on a program to poll data from a server, but I don't have the actual server. I was ...
    Jun 21, 1999 at 9:30 pm
    Jun 29, 1999 at 11:27 pm
  • Hi All In my program I always get an OSError number 11 (Resource temporarely not available). It reads in lots of files using child processes communication with the parent. Each child also uses popen ...
    Arne MuellerArne Mueller
    Jun 7, 1999 at 6:29 pm
    Jun 16, 1999 at 9:46 pm
  • From: Angus MacKay <amackay at starvision.com is there any other way to print that with print? perhaps with a real function. I want to print two things without a space being added between them: foo = ...
    Angus MacKayAngus MacKay
    Jun 29, 1999 at 6:00 am
    Jul 9, 1999 at 3:44 pm
  • From: "Darrell" <news at dorb.com # Get the testAdd method or attribute of MathTest test=getattr(MathTest,'testAdd') ... def myX(self): ... print 'xxx' ... xxx xxx # Get the name of 'a' <__main__.A ...
    Jun 30, 1999 at 9:19 am
    Jul 1, 1999 at 4:23 pm
  • This is a nasty question, perhaps, so I appologize in advance if its stupidity level is far above the accepted average in this newsgroup... I would like to do the following: ... pass ... 'C' ...
    Dinu C. GhermanDinu C. Gherman
    Jun 23, 1999 at 2:11 pm
    Jun 27, 1999 at 9:45 pm
  • Greetings, I've been watching this group for some time and just now getting warm to Python. Looking at source examples has been great, but for completeness' sake I'd like to get more of the "why" ...
    Rick RobinoRick Robino
    Jun 9, 1999 at 2:05 am
    Jun 11, 1999 at 6:07 pm
  • Hi, I've been doing mostly desktop and Client/Server development work but I'm considering how best to develop web-based and distributed projects. I read a paper on the Python.org site comparing Java ...
    Joe ChanJoe Chan
    Jun 26, 1999 at 11:47 am
    Jun 29, 1999 at 2:32 pm
  • Hi everybody! I am just starting to use python seriously. Currently, I am porting a small class library from C++ to python, which is kind of fun. Everything's much more simple and elegant now. ...
    Olaf DelgadoOlaf Delgado
    Jun 15, 1999 at 7:07 pm
    Jun 20, 1999 at 8:48 pm
  • Hi All, I'm using the threading module in python 1.5.2b2. I'm wondering wheather the different threads are all executed in parallel on a multiprocessor machine. I'm working on an SGI Power Challange ...
    Arne MuellerArne Mueller
    Jun 3, 1999 at 5:50 pm
    Jun 7, 1999 at 10:32 am
  • From: "Gordon McMillan" <gmcm at hypernet.com Paul Prescod writes: How 'bout opening in binary, and munging line endings yourself just before returning the message? If you can't use tell(), you can't ...
    Gordon McMillanGordon McMillan
    Jun 30, 1999 at 6:14 pm
    Jul 3, 1999 at 7:00 am
  • string.translate can delete characters from a string, as well as translate them. But what if I want *only* to delete them? Currently I do this: dummytable = string.maketrans('', '') ... host = ...
    Hrvoje NiksicHrvoje Niksic
    Jun 5, 1999 at 1:56 pm
    Jun 7, 1999 at 11:00 am
  • (YAS == Yet Another Solution) This solution introduces file-like objects which do the Right Thing(TM) at EOF: raise EOFError (instead of returning an empty string) ----------------- cut here ...
    Moshe ZadkaMoshe Zadka
    Jun 22, 1999 at 3:37 pm
    Jun 29, 1999 at 11:15 pm
  • Sorry, it's me again.;-) I couldn't believe it. I think there must be an easy copy-function in python (I only want to copy files under ext2- or FAT-FileSystems). Call me "4 blind mice"-Joey, but I ...
    Holger JannsenHolger Jannsen
    Jun 14, 1999 at 4:46 pm
    Jun 16, 1999 at 4:39 am
  • ANNOUNCING: mxODBC Version 1.1.1 A Python Extension Package providing a generic Interface to ODBC 2.x API compliant Database Drivers or Managers WHAT IT IS: mxODBC is an extension package that ...
    M.-A. LemburgM.-A. Lemburg
    Jun 11, 1999 at 9:22 am
    Jun 22, 1999 at 5:01 am
  • Is there a BiBTeX module for Python? I did a search at python.org, but apart from a Perl module (ick!), I didn't find anything. Thanks, -- Joe -- ...
    Joe StroutJoe Strout
    Jun 16, 1999 at 8:58 pm
    Jun 21, 1999 at 2:01 pm
  • (Python 1.5.2 on FreeBSD 3.2-RELEASE (i386)) I found that (after having compiled Python with cursesmodule.c - testall.py succeeds) the following program gives a segmentation fault: -*- import curses ...
    Klaus-Juergen WolfKlaus-Juergen Wolf
    Jun 9, 1999 at 7:54 pm
    Jun 21, 1999 at 9:26 am
  • I need to be able to read a couple very complex (dictionary of arrays of dictionaries, and array of dictionaries of array of dictionaries) data structures into python. To generate it by hand takes ...
    Michael VezieMichael Vezie
    Jun 2, 1999 at 8:22 pm
    Jun 4, 1999 at 5:11 pm
  • Hi folks! Lately I observed strange things when trying to unpickle a binary pickle (including floating point numbers) produced on a different architecture. The Python versions involved were 1.5.1 and ...
    Olaf DelgadoOlaf Delgado
    Jun 29, 1999 at 5:01 pm
    Jul 11, 1999 at 5:16 pm
  • I've been using the whrandom.choice routine and it's very useful. But is there any way to add weights or probabilities of being chosen to the items in the list? example: list=['one','two','three'] ...
    Jun 21, 1999 at 5:47 pm
    Jun 22, 1999 at 5:04 pm
  • To the beginner, having to type all these self. 's in class methods seems a bit painful. So all three of these methods below do the same thing. That leaves one to wonder "why have classes at all?" A ...
    Jim RudnickiJim Rudnicki
    Jun 2, 1999 at 8:59 am
    Jun 18, 1999 at 9:58 pm
  • Just downloaded the latest 1.5.2 for installation. Did the installation and got an error message telling me that the above-mentioned file is not on the path. Indeed, it does not seem to exist ...
    Mike C. FletcherMike C. Fletcher
    Jun 10, 1999 at 8:26 pm
    Jun 14, 1999 at 2:49 pm
  • I've been messing with this for a little while now, but I can't get this to work. How do I match the last occurence of '\' in a string? I want to remove the file name from a url (e.g. ...
    Jeff P.Jeff P.
    Jun 10, 1999 at 2:23 am
    Jun 12, 1999 at 5:43 am
  • I am reasonably fond of Python's grouping-via-indentation paradigm. Even so, it occurs to me that there may be legitimate reasons to consider adding a feature to allow non-indentation-based grouping. ...
    R WentworthR Wentworth
    Jun 7, 1999 at 2:57 am
    Jun 9, 1999 at 11:43 am
  • Now that Python 1.5.2 is here I need to upgrade from 1.5. We use Python internally and also ship Python applications. Our environment is mixed PC's, Suns and linux boxes. Our customers all have PC's. ...
    James C. AhlstromJames C. Ahlstrom
    Jun 22, 1999 at 1:52 pm
    Jul 7, 1999 at 1:41 pm
  • From: Holger Jannsen <holger at phoenix-edv.netzservice.de High, there's again something I don't understand. Hope you do.;-) I'd like to start a windows-executable with some arguments. Ok. 'os.execv' ...
    Holger JannsenHolger Jannsen
    Jun 30, 1999 at 2:11 pm
    Jul 2, 1999 at 9:31 am
  • From: Taylor Anderson <andersdt at notes.cba.ufl.edu Greetings all, I am trying to share globals between threads. Is is possible for me to share globals between threads that call functions from ...
    Taylor AndersonTaylor Anderson
    Jun 30, 1999 at 10:06 am
    Jul 1, 1999 at 4:32 pm
  • Following is a piece of Python that is making me pull out my hair. The idea was to have a long-running process started by the user (via browser), and have the results trickle back in without timing ...
    Mitchell MorrisMitchell Morris
    Jun 21, 1999 at 5:04 pm
    Jun 24, 1999 at 2:29 pm
  • Is there any documentation anywhere on how to go about writing an extension which implements a new type? The extending/embedding tutorial give me, very quickly and painlessly, a module with ...
    Sion ArrowsmithSion Arrowsmith
    Jun 21, 1999 at 2:25 pm
    Jun 23, 1999 at 2:08 pm
  • Hi, im about to do a cross-plataform GUI application in Linux and Windoze... i must choose the GUI toolkit.. my question is .. can i use pyGTK under Windows??? (I need a gui that can display a table ...
    Jun 4, 1999 at 1:27 pm
    Jun 22, 1999 at 3:27 am
  • Can anyone shed some light on the benefits of:- # !/usr/bin/env python as opposed to # !/usr/bin/python Sean
    Sean Mc GrathSean Mc Grath
    Jun 13, 1999 at 5:17 pm
    Jun 15, 1999 at 3:17 pm
  • Hi All! I've doing some python programming, and while I'm still learning I'm getting better every day g< But this has me puzzled.... I'm trying to use a list that contains multiple pieces of ...
    Benjamin SchollnickBenjamin Schollnick
    Jun 11, 1999 at 9:12 pm
    Jun 14, 1999 at 10:43 pm
  • I could use some help from someone with a little time, some knowledge of Python internals, and some Win32 C expertise. On Win32 platforms, infinite recursion causes an Application Error (a fatal ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Jun 1, 1999 at 2:20 pm
    Jun 3, 1999 at 11:09 am
  • How can I do the equivalent of a PySequence_Check in Python? GvR told me that the question was illdefined (if I explained it correctly) and to ask here. It seems that some of the functions in ...
    Reuben SumnerReuben Sumner
    Jun 29, 1999 at 1:54 pm
    Jun 30, 1999 at 2:07 pm
  • From: "Evan Simpson" <evan at tokenexchange.com Your Pascal experience is showing <wink . While you can call a parameterless function or procedure without parentheses in Pascal, Python always ...
    Evan SimpsonEvan Simpson
    Jun 29, 1999 at 10:00 am
    Jun 30, 1999 at 8:14 am
  • I believe that Pythonwin is not compatible with Office 2000. Here are some symptoms: D:\Program Files\PYTHON\WIN32COM\TEST python testMSOffice.py Starting Word 8 for dynamic test Starting Word 8 for ...
    Paul PrescodPaul Prescod
    Jun 27, 1999 at 3:52 pm
    Jun 29, 1999 at 12:38 am
  • Something I keep getting tripped up about is that objects being iterated in "for" statements cannot be modified. I keep trying to do this: ... spam = 'cooked' ... [1, 2, 3] The tutorial says this: If ...
    Alex RiceAlex Rice
    Jun 22, 1999 at 5:35 am
    Jun 25, 1999 at 12:07 am
  • It appears that htmllib doesn't ignore returns in CDATA fields, as HTML 4.0 says it should: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/types.html#type-cdata http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/sgml/dtd.html As a ...
    Mark NottinghamMark Nottingham
    Jun 22, 1999 at 2:55 am
    Jun 24, 1999 at 4:58 pm
  • Hi I'm getting this error when I try to call a function Traceback (innermost last): File "ftpclient", line 229, in ? FTPLogin(oFtp,site,port,sUserID,sUserPassword) #site,port) NameError: FTPLogin ...
    Jun 6, 1999 at 4:56 am
    Jun 20, 1999 at 4:04 pm
  • Looking to try out python... is there a GNU python for Win9x? and a tutorial maybe? thx Maxwell Sayles
    Maxwell SaylesMaxwell Sayles
    Jun 15, 1999 at 2:16 am
    Jun 17, 1999 at 3:06 pm
  • I'm currently using a dict for storing references to objects (call them customer objects, referenced by customer ID (a number)). I'm using a dict (instead of SQL or something similar) because we're ...
    Aahz MaruchAahz Maruch
    Jun 8, 1999 at 10:43 pm
    Jun 13, 1999 at 6:55 pm
  • hi there, i'm looking to embed python into web pages in a similar way to ASP and PHP3 and so forth. i found a thing called Active Server Python, <http://starship.skyport.net/crew/ejohn/asp/ , but i ...
    Jonathan HoggJonathan Hogg
    Jun 4, 1999 at 3:40 pm
    Jun 8, 1999 at 7:45 am
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