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  • [Neel Krishnaswami] : If we could compose generators just like functions, then the bookkeeping : can be abstracted away and the same approach will work for arbitrarily : complicated parsing tasks. ...
    Graham MatthewsGraham Matthews
    Jul 15, 1999 at 2:39 pm
    Jul 28, 1999 at 8:16 pm
  • Hello! The following program: ---------- for a in ['a', 12]: print a else: print "Empty!" ---------- prints under 1.5.2 on Linux and Solaris: ----- a 12 Empty! ----- Is it a bug, or is it just me, ...
    Oleg BroytmannOleg Broytmann
    Jul 27, 1999 at 12:15 pm
    Aug 4, 1999 at 6:36 am
  • Dear all I finally completed my website. It is fully functional and I used PostgreSQL, Python and Apache for that. Before I actually put the thing on the net, - Is there anyway I can improve the ...
    Sreekant kodelaSreekant kodela
    Jul 20, 1999 at 6:56 pm
    Aug 26, 1999 at 3:21 am
  • I decided to learn python because I heard it was a very easy language to learn. So I downloaded it and bought a couple of very expensive paperback books from o'reilly only to discover that they are ...
    Mary jeanetteMary jeanette
    Jul 15, 1999 at 7:20 pm
    Jul 20, 1999 at 6:31 am
  • Is there a Python GUI builder out there anywhere? Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Share what you know. Learn what you don't.
    Jul 26, 1999 at 5:35 pm
    Aug 14, 1999 at 11:20 am
  • I have added the Boehm-Demers garbage collector to Python and it works well! With the default set of extension modules all tests pass. Also I have done some benchmarks using pystone and pybench. The ...
    Neil SchemenauerNeil Schemenauer
    Jul 16, 1999 at 7:53 pm
    Jul 26, 1999 at 6:47 am
  • I feel really dumb asking this question, but how do I change the current working directory? For browsing the file system I mean. I've found exec commands, but these would surely be device dependent ...
    Nick BowerNick Bower
    Jul 10, 1999 at 11:12 pm
    Jul 13, 1999 at 4:03 am
  • People at my current work use MatLab or IDL for chomping data through data calculations and plotting the results in an environment that lets you get GUI's up and going very quickly (among other ...
    Nick BowerNick Bower
    Jul 19, 1999 at 9:04 pm
    Jul 23, 1999 at 4:26 am
  • From: Mordy Ovits <movits at lockstar.com Alan Daniels wrote: The game Extreme Warfare was a realtime 3D videogame that used Python as its scripting language for AI and game logic. Take a good look ...
    Mordy OvitsMordy Ovits
    Jul 1, 1999 at 1:13 am
    Jul 6, 1999 at 8:32 pm
  • Hello, I am currently experimenting with networking and want to write some games (where, obviously, two players compete over a network). Now I want to test my programs offline. One way would be to ...
    Hans NowakHans Nowak
    Jul 7, 1999 at 10:04 pm
    Jul 9, 1999 at 12:26 pm
  • I'm having trouble embedding python into an application on win32. I've done it successfully for the last few months by compiling python into a dll using my own home-brew makefile. I don't want to ...
    Scott WolfordScott Wolford
    Jul 7, 1999 at 9:07 pm
    Jul 9, 1999 at 9:22 pm
  • I need a Windows equivalent of this class for a client I'm writing. class SessionConnection: # Encapsulate the line-by-line level of a session with a server. # This class requires Unix services. ...
    Eric S. RaymondEric S. Raymond
    Jul 29, 1999 at 8:32 pm
    Jul 31, 1999 at 11:46 pm
  • When programming in Perl or Python, I am using a header like the following on an executable file to cause the shell (bash or csh) to run the scripts as Perl/Python files: #!/usr/bin/perl for Perl and ...
    Jul 26, 1999 at 9:38 pm
    Aug 6, 1999 at 11:36 pm
  • Recently I found myself wishing that Python had automatic getters and setters like CLOS. For those who are not familiar, CLOS (and Dylan) create a "getter" and "setter" method for each attribute of a ...
    Neil SchemenauerNeil Schemenauer
    Jul 15, 1999 at 5:33 am
    Jul 18, 1999 at 7:42 pm
  • I've received enough hostile mail from Windows users not understanding how to unpack .tgz archives (er, WinZip works for me...) that I will be making most of the documentation packages available as ...
    Fred L. DrakeFred L. Drake
    Jul 23, 1999 at 4:56 pm
    Jul 27, 1999 at 12:04 am
  • I need to turn a few python programs into Windows NT services. Has anyone on this newsgroup got any advice for that? I know about SRVANY.EXE from the NT resource kit. Is saw there is a module called ...
    Haimo G. ZobernigHaimo G. Zobernig
    Jul 13, 1999 at 8:51 am
    Jul 15, 1999 at 4:33 pm
  • Compiling python 1.5.2 on Linux Mandrake 6.0, the "make test" step fails because it gets an OverflowError during test_types.py on the following line: int(long(-sys.maxint-1)) test_long.py fails also ...
    Chad NetzerChad Netzer
    Jul 22, 1999 at 8:54 am
    Jul 24, 1999 at 6:07 am
  • Hi all, Lately, an old issue about long numbers and bitcounts showed up again. I argued something about "if at all, then build an extension with fast multiply". I want to retract this. Python's C ...
    Christian TismerChristian Tismer
    Jul 18, 1999 at 5:30 pm
    Jul 21, 1999 at 11:06 pm
  • Hello, I am trying to generate a JTree (in JPython) out of some Data I have. The data I have is structured in classes which have a list of classes that have a list of classes and so on. Now I want to ...
    Ralph GaugesRalph Gauges
    Jul 13, 1999 at 2:13 pm
    Jul 15, 1999 at 5:35 am
  • I have two lists and would like to merge them into a dictionary, with one list forming the keywords and the other the values in the dictionary. How could this be done? "map(None, keyword_list, ...
    Chris FrostChris Frost
    Jul 21, 1999 at 2:19 am
    Jul 23, 1999 at 4:44 am
  • After seeing the "Brensenham line algorithm" post above, I'm curious if there is a public "python code repository" (something akin to CPAN) out there? Or does Starship assume that role? -Drew
    Drew McDowellDrew McDowell
    Jul 9, 1999 at 6:55 pm
    Jul 11, 1999 at 7:40 pm
  • Hi, Is it really necesarry for shelve to make such large files? Have a look at this: /tmp python Python 1.5.2 (#1, Apr 18 1999, 00:16:12) [GCC] on linux2 Copyright 1991-1995 Stichting ...
    Gerrit HollGerrit Holl
    Jul 1, 1999 at 7:14 pm
    Jul 2, 1999 at 7:45 pm
  • High, someone working on a more specific version of os.name or better: something inside of 'sys.builtin_module_names'. It's because I need to differ between Win95, Win98 and WinNT.... Thanx, Holger
    Holger JannsenHolger Jannsen
    Jul 29, 1999 at 2:08 pm
    Aug 2, 1999 at 1:00 pm
  • G'day mates. Here's a snippet for the repository: # The function bitcount() will count the number # of bits in a number, iterating at most as many # times as the number of bits. # def bitcount(x): n ...
    Klaus Alexander SeistrupKlaus Alexander Seistrup
    Jul 16, 1999 at 3:43 pm
    Jul 17, 1999 at 7:20 pm
  • I am aiming to use Marc-Andr? Lemburg's mxTextTools package for an application in my (hah!) spare time. Being me, the first thing I've set out to do is to provide the missing meta-language so that I ...
    Tony J. Ibbs (Tibs)Tony J. Ibbs (Tibs)
    Jul 15, 1999 at 11:43 am
    Jul 17, 1999 at 4:34 am
  • I'm a new user and Python looks great. Why both having tuples and lists? As far as I can see there're the same, but tuples are read only..? Have I missed something in the tutorial? Also, has anyone ...
    Jul 1, 1999 at 7:21 pm
    Jul 5, 1999 at 8:11 am
  • Well, I think Roger meant hack, not crack. Have a look at Eric S Raymonds "How to become an hacker FAQ" at http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/ (and some further). Hacking is good, cracking is bad. I also ...
    Gerrit HollGerrit Holl
    Jul 21, 1999 at 1:46 pm
    Aug 2, 1999 at 4:54 pm
  • I've got a couple of pyCOM things that are kicking my @$$! 1. Trying to wrap a list of instances into a util.Collection. All instances have been prepped with _public_methods_ and _public_attrs_ and ...
    Karl PutlandKarl Putland
    Jul 23, 1999 at 7:32 am
    Jul 29, 1999 at 8:54 pm
  • http://www.python.org/ftp/python/contrib/System/Cyclops.py # Module Cyclops version 0.9.4. # Released to the public domain 18-Jul-1999, # by Tim Peters (tim_one at email.msn.com). Cyclops.py ...
    Tim PetersTim Peters
    Jul 20, 1999 at 2:28 am
    Jul 26, 1999 at 3:57 am
  • this is a question for all of the VIMers out there. is there any way to get [# ]# style logical python block jumping to work for python? (to make up for the lack of {} in python) cheers, Angus.
    Angus MacKayAngus MacKay
    Jul 5, 1999 at 10:41 pm
    Jul 13, 1999 at 9:53 pm
  • Hi! A newbie to Python (though currently coding in Delphi), I'm having a little difficulty tracking down stuff, although I have the tutorial and manuals. Where is the best place to get more info, and ...
    Dani EpsteinDani Epstein
    Jul 22, 1999 at 11:47 pm
    Jul 28, 1999 at 1:24 pm
  • hello, I am not new to programming but new to python...i want to know how do i call functions from the prompt.... joyce
    Joyce StackJoyce Stack
    Jul 20, 1999 at 12:05 am
    Jul 23, 1999 at 7:22 am
  • One feature of lisp (emacs lisp actually) that I think is pretty cool is the "hooks". A hook is basically unevaluated code that will be run by eval later. I suspect python lacks this capability. As I ...
    Jul 20, 1999 at 12:10 pm
    Jul 22, 1999 at 6:48 am
  • From: catlee at my-deja.com Subject: Killing a thread Organization: Deja.com - Share what you know. Learn what you don't. Hi, I'm writing a progrma where some user code is executed in a restricted ...
    Jul 19, 1999 at 3:33 am
    Jul 20, 1999 at 5:06 am
  • From: Pierre Fortin <pfortin at cisco.com Just ran into a situation which can be summarized as follows: list = [ 0,1,2,3,4 ] list[<0..4 ] returns the appropriate item list[m] where m is = len(list) ...
    Pierre FortinPierre Fortin
    Jul 2, 1999 at 8:38 pm
    Jul 8, 1999 at 4:18 am
  • From: "Tim Peters" [Pierrette Serrand] Carrots and sticks. And why wouldn't you? It's free! More than a year passed between 1.5.1 and 1.5.2, spanning hundreds of little improvements and bugfixes, ...
    Tim PetersTim Peters
    Jul 3, 1999 at 10:37 am
    Jul 5, 1999 at 4:22 am
  • I am a Linux user writing a program for somebody that will use it on a Windows platform. In Linux I use the following to redirect printing to the printer: drukker = sys.stdout drukker = ...
    Johann SpiesJohann Spies
    Jul 31, 1999 at 6:14 pm
    Aug 10, 1999 at 7:53 pm
  • Dear Pythonographers - Here is a very odd little something I have written in the process of trying to make ModuleWriter module (see previous message) deal with "documentary" strings. Takes a ...
    Jul 21, 1999 at 2:00 pm
    Jul 29, 1999 at 9:55 am
  • I've got a dictionary of items which I will sometimes want random access to, but sometimes I'll want to be able to step through the items in a fixed order as well. Any good way to do that? The best ...
    Roy SmithRoy Smith
    Jul 25, 1999 at 5:00 pm
    Jul 27, 1999 at 9:00 pm
  • Hi, I'm relatively new to python and am using it (and Tkinter, VTK, NumPy, numpyio, and some other modules that I've probably forgotten) to write a volume/slice visualization package. The program has ...
    Heather A. DruryHeather A. Drury
    Jul 21, 1999 at 4:31 pm
    Jul 25, 1999 at 12:22 am
  • What does it means that GADFLY is Relational ? How can I make relations between tables in database? Can I use KEYS
    Darko CvagicDarko Cvagic
    Jul 21, 1999 at 12:09 pm
    Jul 23, 1999 at 1:30 pm
  • From: Eric Kidd <eric.kidd at pobox.com I'd like to write a Python application which uses either curses, ncurses, slang or a similar tty interface library. Unfortunately, the built-in curses module ...
    Eric KiddEric Kidd
    Jul 3, 1999 at 10:02 am
    Jul 9, 1999 at 6:32 pm
  • I have an unbounded number of worker threads which occasionally require access to a unique server thread. I can easily mutex access to the server thread, but is there any obvious/easy way to ensure ...
    Robin BeckerRobin Becker
    Jul 2, 1999 at 5:03 pm
    Jul 4, 1999 at 3:34 pm
  • Hello, is there an easy way to print color strings in python? A function like printcolor('brightyellow', 'red', 'spam'), that finds out on what kind of terminal you are and prints it to stdout? ...
    Gerrit HollGerrit Holl
    Jul 1, 1999 at 7:35 pm
    Jul 2, 1999 at 2:27 pm
  • Hi! I wanted to embed Python into C. I looked for the libraries to link them to my program. But I haven't the libraries. I looked for it in the Internet and everywhere, but never found. Please give ...
    Sven DrescherSven Drescher
    Jul 30, 1999 at 12:58 pm
    Aug 3, 1999 at 3:12 pm
  • From: "Ken Liu" <kyliu at idiomtech.com I've been using the informixdb module (version 1.2a1) with python1.5.1 for a while now with no problems. Just a few days ago we installed python1.5.2, and now ...
    Ken LiuKen Liu
    Jul 2, 1999 at 6:25 pm
    Jul 23, 1999 at 1:08 pm
  • Hi ! Abstract : [Q]How to check the type of an instance before(after?) sending it to a method... Here is my source : class ClassA ... class ClassB : def myMethod(self, anInstance) ... and myMethod ...
    Olivier DeckmynOlivier Deckmyn
    Jul 19, 1999 at 10:49 am
    Jul 19, 1999 at 1:23 pm
  • Hello, I just downloaded and built Python v1.51 for the Sun Solaris platform. All the tests went well and I created some simple scripts to verify its operation. One question is, how do I exit python? ...
    Velasquez, CarlosVelasquez, Carlos
    Jul 14, 1999 at 6:36 pm
    Jul 19, 1999 at 10:51 am
  • I am looking for a way to access Paradox tables from Python without using ODBC. Does anyone have any ideas? Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Share what you know. Learn what you don't.
    Jul 8, 1999 at 5:24 pm
    Jul 14, 1999 at 8:17 pm
  • Hi! I need to generate some hompages and cgi-script for database access, forms and such and want to do it in Python, of course. As it is i have no experience with it's WWW-related stuff ... There are ...
    Thomas AckermannThomas Ackermann
    Jul 8, 1999 at 7:22 pm
    Jul 14, 1999 at 4:00 am
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