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  • Hello, people. I had a real strange idea :-). I first quickly dismiss it, but it is so simple that I prefer to ponder it again, and share and debate it a little first, maybe. My friends know that ...
    François PinardFrançois Pinard
    Sep 16, 1999 at 1:27 pm
    Aug 29, 2000 at 3:03 pm
  • What the heck does Turing Compliant mean? I've heard discussion that Python is not Turing Compliant. Is this true and why would this be an important consideration for someone who is programming in ...
    David OppenheimerDavid Oppenheimer
    Sep 1, 1999 at 7:21 pm
    Sep 26, 1999 at 1:51 pm
  • Hi, The main weakness I hear about language interpreters/ interpreted languages (btw.. is that the same thing?) is that they are slow(?).. is this because of the way they handle (data) variables? Are ...
    Mr Kelvin LeeMr Kelvin Lee
    Sep 1, 1999 at 2:42 am
    Sep 10, 1999 at 10:56 pm
  • As a Python exercise, I wrote a simple program to "scratch an itch", i.e. do something useful. However, I found that Python's lack of speed really bytes me here, so I'd like to hear suggestions for ...
    Hrvoje NiksicHrvoje Niksic
    Sep 8, 1999 at 3:37 pm
    Sep 21, 1999 at 7:22 am
  • I am tutoring a high school kid in programming this semester -- he is doing an independent study. i just got off the phone with the teacher of the standard high school programming course. its ...
    Les SchafferLes Schaffer
    Sep 10, 1999 at 7:36 pm
    Sep 22, 1999 at 7:26 pm
  • very simple question: What would I do to have Python execute something from the DOS command line. I am very new to python but I bet it is in a moudule but don't know the command or the modules to ...
    Ben ThomasBen Thomas
    Sep 14, 1999 at 2:56 pm
    Sep 18, 1999 at 8:56 pm
  • In article <000601bf07cb$5e1ede20$602d153f at tim , Tim Peters wrote: That sounds like a Call To Action for rewriting sgmllib to use something other than re. Has anyone started any work in this area? ...
    Aahz MaruchAahz Maruch
    Sep 26, 1999 at 5:39 am
    Oct 4, 1999 at 4:08 am
  • I have implemented some of the list comprehension syntax ideas that were discussed a while ago. Some examples: nums = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] strs = ["Apple", "Banana", "Coconut"] print [3 * x for x in nums] ...
    Greg EwingGreg Ewing
    Sep 11, 1999 at 5:31 am
    Sep 21, 1999 at 9:48 pm
  • I am new to Linux. I have Python 1.5.2 up and working. I want to have Python grab some files, ZIP them, and FTP them offsite. I will let CRON start the job every night. Since I am just getting to ...
    Sep 11, 1999 at 5:10 pm
    Sep 18, 1999 at 12:46 pm
  • It's... the obvious question of the day. Or perhaps the hour. So I have import sys
    Warren 'The Howdy Man' OckrassaWarren 'The Howdy Man' Ockrassa
    Sep 8, 1999 at 8:51 am
    Sep 10, 1999 at 4:40 pm
  • Hi, people. I have a small problem, for which I see no elegant solution yet. Is there a common idiom I could use? I would like, within a executing Python started as non-root, ask for the root ...
    François PinardFrançois Pinard
    Sep 23, 1999 at 10:31 pm
    Oct 2, 1999 at 9:10 am
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    Mail Delivery SubsystemMail Delivery Subsystem
    Sep 4, 1999 at 2:59 pm
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  • Hi All I am busy working on a tool I named Pirate ("Python RAD") it has a component library similar to Delphi and shall in the future work with win32,gtk,qt. It will have a IDE. Before I do to much ...
    Jacques OosthuizenJacques Oosthuizen
    Sep 3, 1999 at 6:00 am
    Sep 6, 1999 at 7:36 pm
  • Dear Group, I have tried just about everything except hitting this infernal machine with a hammer. If you have had any success using the hammer method to get Python win to run painter.py, please let ...
    David OppenheimerDavid Oppenheimer
    Sep 1, 1999 at 7:51 am
    Sep 3, 1999 at 9:23 am
  • I did a search for Python on Amazon.com and found several new Python books that are likely to hit the shelves soon. Here's the list: The Quick Python Book Daryl Harms, Kenneth McDonald. Published by ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Sep 27, 1999 at 9:06 pm
    Oct 5, 1999 at 8:21 pm
  • Is there a reasonable fix for this? ... def __init__(self, name): ... self._name = name ... print "Created " + self._name ... def __del__(self): ... print "Destroyed " + self._name ... Created a ...
    Adrian EyreAdrian Eyre
    Sep 27, 1999 at 3:06 pm
    Oct 5, 1999 at 2:45 pm
  • Zeus for Windows Version 3.00 Now Released ------------------------------------------ The Zeus for Windows programmer's editor has been totally re-developed and the results of this full re-write are ...
    Jussi JumppanenJussi Jumppanen
    Sep 7, 1999 at 10:27 pm
    Sep 13, 1999 at 7:29 am
  • Hi, It seems that Python got a child. (Nice feature: makes an exe right away.) ### Aristar Dialect Standard Edition is an advanced programming system for Windows 9x/NT and CE that allows developers ...
    Ionel SimionescuIonel Simionescu
    Sep 23, 1999 at 6:52 am
    Sep 26, 1999 at 8:25 am
  • I'm probably just out of luck (i.e., I can't find any mention of it in the FM), but just in case, I'll ask anyway. It seems to me that even when a regular expression fails to match a string, you ...
    Douglas AlanDouglas Alan
    Sep 29, 1999 at 1:38 am
    Oct 4, 1999 at 12:04 am
  • Hi, I get the feeling Tk is the de facto standard for GUI-development in Python. I`ve looked at Gtk and KDE, but find Gtk the most appealing to use. Tk looks - well, rather old. My main concern is ...
    Thomas WeholtThomas Weholt
    Sep 29, 1999 at 9:08 am
    Oct 3, 1999 at 6:49 am
  • As in subject - I'm seeking a console-based user interface toolkit for Python. All I found by now is snack.py module, an interface to newt. Unfortunately, this is a very simple toolkit and almost the ...
    £ukasz Kowalczyk£ukasz Kowalczyk
    Sep 10, 1999 at 3:54 pm
    Sep 21, 1999 at 3:47 pm
  • This isn't a Python question, but I would imagine that it might appeal to the type of people who frequent this list. While recently thinking of good ways to automatically solve equations, I came ...
    Ian ClarkeIan Clarke
    Sep 21, 1999 at 3:21 pm
    Oct 3, 1999 at 9:01 pm
  • Hi All-- Who has the RPM for Redhat 6.0? The one that doesn't break RHs stuff? <no-witty-remarks-on-thursdays -ly y'rs, Ivan ---------------------------------------------- Ivan Van Laningham Callware ...
    Ivan Van LaninghamIvan Van Laningham
    Sep 16, 1999 at 7:49 pm
    Sep 20, 1999 at 2:25 pm
  • I'm reworking a script, and keep running into this same basic sequence of errors. The offending lines are: string_check = check_list[50] string_check = str(string_check) string_check = ...
    Sep 18, 1999 at 10:55 pm
    Sep 29, 1999 at 10:12 am
  • Do we have a module to read plain text file database tables? All the data management software, e.g. excel, dBase, SAS, etc., support input/output a table from/to a plain text file, fields can be ...
    Li DongfengLi Dongfeng
    Sep 9, 1999 at 6:15 am
    Sep 12, 1999 at 4:02 am
  • If d is a dict, am I guaranteed that d.keys() and d.values() will line up, in proper order, if called successively with no modification in between? That is, is the following safe? k,v = d.keys(), ...
    Nathan CleggNathan Clegg
    Sep 27, 1999 at 11:03 pm
    Sep 29, 1999 at 8:29 pm
  • In c there was a way to get the current source line number via a macro, __LINE__. I need to be able to do the same thing. I created a logger class that uses a level setting. At high levels I want to ...
    T. C. MitsT. C. Mits
    Sep 25, 1999 at 4:20 am
    Sep 26, 1999 at 1:14 pm
  • Does anyone have experience with using M-x pdb inside emacs? This part of gud-mode should be able to grok the python debugger, but I can't get it to work, and there is little documentation (gud-mode ...
    Philip LijnzaadPhilip Lijnzaad
    Sep 14, 1999 at 3:37 pm
    Sep 21, 1999 at 9:11 pm
  • Hello, people. Still learning Python. I wrote around 6000 Python lines in the last 10 days! :-) I have two quick questions for you. 1) For converting a string into a list, I used: chars = list(text) ...
    François PinardFrançois Pinard
    Sep 13, 1999 at 9:37 pm
    Sep 14, 1999 at 5:26 pm
  • I've got a CGI script (python) set to check the value of form element "Listing_Type", and it does it as thus: CGIHeaders = cgi.FieldStorage() if CGIHeaders["Listing_Type"].value == "Residential": ...
    Andrew KestersonAndrew Kesterson
    Sep 4, 1999 at 3:20 pm
    Sep 10, 1999 at 2:20 pm
  • I have always been dissatisfied with the way that CGI scripts work, loading the interpreter and then the script, not to mention making SQL connections, loading databases etc - and this for *each and ...
    Ian ClarkeIan Clarke
    Sep 1, 1999 at 8:46 am
    Sep 2, 1999 at 9:20 pm
  • I've kept up a good tradition (Maybe not, depending on your point of view :) of asking one question per day. Here's today's. :) My current big project is a MUD server in Python. I have some ...
    Nolan DarilekNolan Darilek
    Sep 30, 1999 at 4:39 am
    Oct 7, 1999 at 11:13 pm
  • Hello, I would like to know how to use a non bloking IO, like print. In perl I would have used $|=0 to set the non blockng mode. What should I use in python ? Thanks for you answers... P. Saloni
    Pierre SaloniPierre Saloni
    Sep 29, 1999 at 12:47 pm
    Sep 30, 1999 at 10:54 pm
  • this might be a newbie a question, but is there a reason why append doesn't create a list if the list doesn't exist? it seems to add a bit of complexity to have to do something like: dict = {} if ...
    Mark KrischerMark Krischer
    Sep 22, 1999 at 7:32 am
    Sep 23, 1999 at 5:48 am
  • One moment the book by Mark Lutz is the only Python book on the shelf and before you know it, you've got tons of them! Well, you will in a few weeks. A casual stroll around the usual places has found ...
    Python AddictPython Addict
    Sep 7, 1999 at 8:30 pm
    Sep 14, 1999 at 9:38 pm
  • I've done this twice recently and encountered problems both times. On a fresh system (never had Python or Tcl/Tk) things (for example, PySol) seem to work, but whenever I use Tkinter (specifically, ...
    Mark JacksonMark Jackson
    Sep 7, 1999 at 5:21 pm
    Sep 11, 1999 at 1:58 am
  • As far as I've read, there isn't any way to make this any more .. elegant: class Foo: def __init__(self, a1, a2, a3="x", a4="y"): pass class Bar(Foo): def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs): ...
    Markus StenbergMarkus Stenberg
    Sep 6, 1999 at 7:20 am
    Sep 8, 1999 at 4:23 pm
  • Hi folks, I'm starting a contest to solve *** A SERIOUS PROBLEM *** There seems to be an old bug in one of the win32 modules which PythonWin uses. Please solve it and get a free web site (or visit me ...
    Christian TismerChristian Tismer
    Sep 3, 1999 at 2:07 pm
    Sep 8, 1999 at 6:41 am
  • I am going to give up on trying to get the PIL to work with Pythonwin 1.5.2 unless someone who has it working with their setup can give me explicit instructions on how to do this. I am unable to ...
    David OppenheimerDavid Oppenheimer
    Sep 2, 1999 at 7:24 am
    Sep 3, 1999 at 6:57 am
  • greetings all, I have need to write a firewall configuration script in python, and one of my design goals is that python not act as just another /bin/bash replacement. what I'd like is a module that ...
    Sep 30, 1999 at 2:04 pm
    Oct 6, 1999 at 1:48 pm
  • For a variety of reasons, my group is unhappy with urllib (obvious to anyone who has tried to make extensive use of it, I think). I'm getting ready to write a wrapper for httplib, but I'm having ...
    Aahz MaruchAahz Maruch
    Sep 14, 1999 at 3:58 am
    Sep 20, 1999 at 3:22 pm
  • I'm totally baffled right now, wrt threads. I have built a test program using sockets to pull down just a few lines of text, parse it and junk the result. For practical purposes I have spawned 15 ...
    Cliff DanielCliff Daniel
    Sep 15, 1999 at 6:58 am
    Sep 19, 1999 at 10:58 pm
  • High there, I'm again on this channel with another problem. There is a timeserver running on linux and wan't to syncronise several Linux-, Win95/98/NT- and Novell-Clients to it. I thought of doing ...
    Holger JannsenHolger Jannsen
    Sep 8, 1999 at 1:56 pm
    Sep 16, 1999 at 11:32 am
  • Is there an equivalent for enumerated types in Python? I want to make some chess-related routines; first, implement something that can hold a chess position, game score, etc. The board has squares, ...
    Remco GerlichRemco Gerlich
    Sep 9, 1999 at 10:17 pm
    Sep 14, 1999 at 2:49 pm
  • I've been programming with C++ for nearly a year, and after seeing how other languages are structured, and their benefits, I'm becoming disenchanted with it. So, I've been searching for another ...
    Nolan DarilekNolan Darilek
    Sep 27, 1999 at 8:07 am
    Oct 17, 1999 at 2:26 pm
  • FYI: I created an initial version of a guide to the Python language using Natrificial's TheBrain technology. Its posted to their ThinkTank (a database of user created Brains) at: ...
    T. C. MitsT. C. Mits
    Sep 28, 1999 at 1:12 am
    Oct 5, 1999 at 5:58 pm
  • Hi, I'm working on my first sizable app in Python/wxPython, and I was making good progress until I hit this snag. I want to be able to capture (to memory) the state of the app at a given time and ...
    Fred PacquierFred Pacquier
    Sep 21, 1999 at 4:57 pm
    Oct 3, 1999 at 8:26 pm
  • Hi, I had some fun writing Python functions to encode and decode data using a variant of the Lempel-Ziv coding algorithm family, namely LZW, Lempel-Ziv-Welch. This is something like a "taboo ...
    Dinu C. GhermanDinu C. Gherman
    Sep 30, 1999 at 3:41 pm
    Oct 2, 1999 at 5:35 pm
  • Hi! === List traversal is elegant in python! - But what if I want to step through two sequences in parallel? l1 = list("Names ") l2 = [4,2,1,5,3,9] for i in l1: # cool and if i=='a': print "a found" ...
    Sven HavemannSven Havemann
    Sep 23, 1999 at 3:44 pm
    Sep 27, 1999 at 9:12 pm
  • I'm trying to set up a fairly "simple" server that listens for a socket connection, forks off a process and goes back to listening. This works fine for multiple clients, except I get zombies. I try ...
    Sep 23, 1999 at 12:35 pm
    Sep 25, 1999 at 5:25 pm
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