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  • Disclaimer out of the way, I was recently web surfing when I discovered a link to a language called "Ruby" which seems to be similar to Python in that it is a scripting language, and has good support ...
    Ian ClarkeIan Clarke
    Oct 29, 1999 at 3:27 pm
    Nov 27, 1999 at 7:41 pm
  • Hello all, I know there's been some casual discussion here about Python 2.x. I'm wondering if anyone would be willing to summarize a list of language features generally desired or expected for Python ...
    Preston LandersPreston Landers
    Oct 8, 1999 at 8:29 pm
    Oct 29, 1999 at 5:43 pm
  • Here's a quote from Guido in a recent interview (http://207.178.22.52/articles/conversations/005.html): With all due respect to Guido, who is usually the most low-key no-bullshit person on the ...
    Michael VanierMichael Vanier
    Oct 4, 1999 at 11:39 pm
    Oct 11, 1999 at 10:11 pm
  • Last week I started to write a small module for more convenient and portable access to information about the platform on which Python is running. Many people have helped and provided lots of ...
    M.-A. LemburgM.-A. Lemburg
    Oct 26, 1999 at 9:45 am
    Nov 5, 1999 at 1:31 pm
  • Friends, I'm sure this is a common complaint, and that the answer has been given a hundred times but my frustration demands this: What is the %$*&@#!@ rationale behind not including a do...while ...
    Joshua MarcusJoshua Marcus
    Oct 14, 1999 at 12:11 am
    Oct 21, 1999 at 6:54 pm
  • Hi all, I would like to make a case for replacing the current Python struct module with an improved version of it. I think the struct module contains very useful functionality, but the interface ...
    Robin BoerdijkRobin Boerdijk
    Oct 10, 1999 at 12:50 pm
    Nov 2, 1999 at 12:39 am
  • just started using the getopt module. i was surprised to see it returns the options in list format rather than perl's (better) dictionary format. i thought i read on c.l.p many moons ago about ...
    Les SchafferLes Schaffer
    Oct 18, 1999 at 5:02 pm
    Oct 28, 1999 at 7:46 am
  • I'm trying to print some longs and can't seem to get what I want. At first I used "%ld" in a format string before running into trouble and then learning that the 'l' is ignored. I know using %s or ...
    Nathan CleggNathan Clegg
    Oct 4, 1999 at 4:03 pm
    Oct 7, 1999 at 3:27 am
  • I don't really care about the speed where it doesn't matter. I guess my problem was that the only usage where speed really did make a difference was about text-crunching, because textual input files ...
    Hrvoje NiksicHrvoje Niksic
    Oct 12, 1999 at 6:07 pm
    Oct 22, 1999 at 12:01 pm
  • Hi, people. I got a strangety, here, on this machine running Python 1.5.1. (This is the machine where the TP repository is kept, I'm not really the guy installing software on it.) Here is what I got: ...
    François PinardFrançois Pinard
    Oct 19, 1999 at 1:57 am
    Nov 2, 1999 at 1:29 am
  • Given Python's run-time typing and the ability to generate call stacks of line numbers and module names, I suspect there is a way to answer this question, but it has escaped my perusal of my books ...
    RturpinRturpin
    Oct 15, 1999 at 1:56 pm
    Oct 25, 1999 at 8:33 pm
  • Hi, people. I'm reasonably trying to follow Guido's style guide, somewhat helped in doing so by the nice Emacs Python mode. The only thing that really rebukes me is the interdiction to use capitals ...
    François PinardFrançois Pinard
    Oct 24, 1999 at 2:16 pm
    Nov 2, 1999 at 2:09 pm
  • If you're running unstable, you get the version name instead of number: % cat /etc/debian_version potato % -Ben -- Ben Darnell bgdarnel at unity.nc su.edu http://www4.nc ...
    Ben DarnellBen Darnell
    Oct 21, 1999 at 11:33 pm
    Oct 25, 1999 at 3:00 am
  • Anyone know of a function equilivent in concept to a 'recursive touch?' Where if I say: touch foo/bar/baz.txt If the directories foo and bar don't exist, create them, then create baz.txt inside of ...
    Preston LandersPreston Landers
    Oct 5, 1999 at 5:44 pm
    Oct 6, 1999 at 2:53 pm
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    madQmadQ
    Oct 1, 1999 at 2:23 pm
    Oct 30, 1999 at 11:13 am
  • Could someone help me verify this? I ran into this bug on SGI Python 1.5.2, Solaris Python 1.5.2 and linux Python 1.5.2 but not on Python 1.5.1 on the same platforms... The problem seems to be that ...
    Brian KelleyBrian Kelley
    Oct 28, 1999 at 9:26 pm
    Oct 29, 1999 at 10:31 pm
  • Hello all, I've been working through the Python tutorial, and a have a few queries about the syntax of Python. Python seems to me to basically be a very nicely constructed language, but I have been ...
    Steve_allisonSteve_allison
    Oct 19, 1999 at 4:25 pm
    Oct 25, 1999 at 10:23 pm
  • I just downloaded the DOS version of Python from Hans Nowak's page. Probalm is, there don't seem to be any docs or modules included -- it's just the .exe file. Where do I get the .py modules which ...
    William TanksleyWilliam Tanksley
    Oct 5, 1999 at 7:30 pm
    Oct 13, 1999 at 3:35 am
  • Folks, I'm running into some small problems with a RFC 868 timeserver python daemon I've been working on. The main "killer" is simple, I can't find a way to have python generate the correct "values" ...
    Benjamin SchollnickBenjamin Schollnick
    Oct 4, 1999 at 2:44 am
    Oct 10, 1999 at 12:41 pm
  • Hi, Is there a way to do this (see "ListApply" below) with standard Python stuff? def f(s): from string import upper from types import StringType if type(s) == StringType: return upper(s) else: ...
    Gaetan CorneauGaetan Corneau
    Oct 21, 1999 at 9:20 pm
    Nov 8, 1999 at 11:58 pm
  • I was wondering whether it is possible to convert two lists into one dictionary with one simple function: i.e., I've got a list of keys, and a list of values like this: list1=['a','b','c'] ...
    Boudewijn RemptBoudewijn Rempt
    Oct 4, 1999 at 5:26 pm
    Oct 11, 1999 at 6:20 am
  • I would like to check for the existance of a file before I attempt an open and maybe throw an exception. I don't see a way to do this. I would like to tell the user that the file he specified doesn't ...
    Bill RodgersBill Rodgers
    Oct 17, 1999 at 3:06 am
    Nov 10, 1999 at 3:51 am
  • Is there a utility out there for finding and destroying deleted files from my hard drive? -- Jon Cosby E-mail: jcosby at wolfenet.com Web Site: http://www.wolfenet.com/~jcosby/
    Jon CosbyJon Cosby
    Oct 28, 1999 at 12:56 pm
    Nov 1, 1999 at 2:26 pm
  • I use PyApache (not httpdapy) on a lot of commercial projects. It is very good small, fast and reliable thingie! Oleg. ---- Oleg Broytmann Foundation for Effective Policies phd at phd.russ.ru ...
    Oleg BroytmannOleg Broytmann
    Oct 23, 1999 at 12:28 pm
    Oct 25, 1999 at 8:43 am
  • I have the following code: def subset(self): group=re.search(r"%%%([^%]+)%%%",self.data) self.data=group.groups(0)[0] Essentially, I get a html page, change some tags to %%% and extract the stuff ...
    Max M. StalnakerMax M. Stalnaker
    Oct 15, 1999 at 9:26 pm
    Oct 17, 1999 at 3:39 am
  • Has anyone attempted to pass file descriptors from one process to another under using Python on Linux? I want to build a little web server that accepts connections and hands them off to child ...
    DanDan
    Oct 2, 1999 at 2:12 am
    Oct 7, 1999 at 2:27 am
  • In all kinds of circumstances it would be very useful to call an external filter to process some data, and read the results back in. What I needed was something like popen(), only working for both ...
    Hrvoje NiksicHrvoje Niksic
    Oct 17, 1999 at 12:47 am
    Oct 27, 1999 at 7:30 pm
  • i think Tkinter is good, but lack of widgets (i need table widget,notebook widget, etc). PyGtk and PyQt have complete widgets, but poor of documentation. i am really confused. what should i do now , ...
    Ahmad MunifAhmad Munif
    Oct 14, 1999 at 2:43 pm
    Oct 22, 1999 at 9:18 am
  • Has anyone compiled 1.5.2 with Borland compilers? Preferably with C++ Builder. I know that this is a relatively frequently asked question, but AFAIK it remains unanswered. Thanks, Simon. PS. If ...
    Simon_baconSimon_bacon
    Oct 10, 1999 at 6:46 pm
    Oct 21, 1999 at 7:56 am
  • I've made it through the first 3 chapters of, Learning Python and various online tutorials. With some excitement I'm trying to write my FIRST program which will read a text file and comma delimit it, ...
    Jim BruerJim Bruer
    Oct 13, 1999 at 9:24 pm
    Oct 18, 1999 at 6:22 pm
  • I am a newbie and have this trivial question... I have some python scripts that used the "pyhton" interpreter to run, can it also run in the same way with the "jpython" interpreter? I guess what I ...
    Vikram SinghVikram Singh
    Oct 7, 1999 at 11:08 pm
    Oct 18, 1999 at 5:30 pm
  • [I'm cross-posting this to comp.lang.dylan as I think the Dylaners' may be able to cast more light on this and/or correct any short-comings in my thinking] In the beginning Greg Ewing wrote: Several ...
    Louis MadonLouis Madon
    Oct 30, 1999 at 12:55 am
    Oct 30, 1999 at 11:01 am
  • Hi Y'all, I want to run the python interpreter as a deamon process. So when I exit the shell it started from it keeps on running in the background. I know this is possible under unix by using the ...
    Henk_pHenk_p
    Oct 11, 1999 at 11:33 am
    Oct 15, 1999 at 4:34 pm
  • I am a French student, and I'm gathering information for a project I have to conduct... I am currently pondering the possibility that I use Zope as an intranet server, but I need some information in ...
    Maître SoubiMaître Soubi
    Oct 27, 1999 at 6:04 pm
    Nov 24, 1999 at 11:39 pm
  • Something I noticed but never got around to moaning about around the time of the transition from 1.5.1 to 1.5.2 was that now hitting Ctrl-C at the interpreter prompt tends to dump me out to the ...
    Michael HudsonMichael Hudson
    Oct 17, 1999 at 8:20 pm
    Nov 6, 1999 at 11:08 am
  • Hi I am am a perl programmer looking at Python and would like to know whether it is possible on the command line to test algorithms like I do in perl thusly: perl -e '$r="de";if ($r eq "whatever" or ...
    Eric SmithEric Smith
    Oct 30, 1999 at 8:13 am
    Nov 1, 1999 at 6:39 am
  • Prolog Glue Language?.... Gordan McMillan wrote: This book is great! Thanks. A great complement to the extended descriptions in this book are the extremely concise descriptions in the paper: ...
    Jon FernquestJon Fernquest
    Oct 14, 1999 at 2:44 am
    Oct 24, 1999 at 3:29 pm
  • oh....Do you want to type and click and stuff? (ie.. is it a visual appp?) Or is it a console typpe of app?
    Edward MullerEdward Muller
    Oct 28, 1999 at 3:04 am
    Nov 2, 1999 at 10:37 pm
  • Hi! How can I get many commands connected with pipes executed. I try startexe = 'gs -q -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pbmraw -r600x600 -sOutputFile=- '+pfad+'/'+name+'.eps quit.ps | pnmcut 610 982 4023 5483 | ...
    Gregor ZychGregor Zych
    Oct 29, 1999 at 11:35 am
    Nov 1, 1999 at 12:10 pm
  • (I think that subject keeps 3Com's lawyers happy. ;-) Has anybody worked on porting the Python interpreter to these handhelds? After thinking about it a little it seemed it should be possible to cut ...
    Martin PoolMartin Pool
    Oct 25, 1999 at 5:59 am
    Oct 31, 1999 at 9:54 pm
  • This was forwarded to me. Anyone interested in coming face 2 face with Tom and Brent? :-) Don't ask me why I don't go, I'm far from being a Python expert (I'm trying, though). --- Begin Forwarded ...
    Constantinos A. KotsokalisConstantinos A. Kotsokalis
    Oct 29, 1999 at 3:36 pm
    Oct 30, 1999 at 9:45 pm
  • Okay, I'm an idiot. On a couple of different occaisions I have needed to do some CGI prototoyping and I have found CGIServer. "Cool", I say. Then I try to get it working on Windows, changing things ...
    Paul PrescodPaul Prescod
    Oct 15, 1999 at 11:12 pm
    Oct 29, 1999 at 4:20 pm
  • Hi, people. Here I am, with another question. In one program, I keep a registry of created objects into a dictionary. Objects register themselves through their __init__ method. From outside the ...
    François PinardFrançois Pinard
    Oct 21, 1999 at 7:32 pm
    Oct 22, 1999 at 6:13 pm
  • Is it possible to examine a Python interpreter and check whether it was compiled against libc5 or glibc2 (libc6) on Linux/*BSD/etc. ? I'm currently using this hack, but would appreciate a more ...
    M.-A. LemburgM.-A. Lemburg
    Oct 21, 1999 at 8:41 am
    Oct 22, 1999 at 9:41 am
  • Few days ago someone called Ty Sarna implemented CompressedStorage for Zope (www.zope.org). (S)He took exactly this approach - compress pickled data. As Zope database could be large, I think (s)he ...
    Oleg BroytmannOleg Broytmann
    Oct 20, 1999 at 10:44 am
    Oct 22, 1999 at 6:20 am
  • My attempts at getting IDLE to work on my Mac last night were very depressing. I found a way to force Tkinter to load the standard tcl functions that weren't getting loaded. Now IDLE will start up. ...
    Greg EwingGreg Ewing
    Oct 7, 1999 at 3:32 pm
    Oct 19, 1999 at 8:58 pm
  • While looking through the Docs, I don't see any method to set the local computers clock via python? Did I miss something, or is that actually "missing" from python?? - Benjamin ...
    Benjamin SchollnickBenjamin Schollnick
    Oct 6, 1999 at 2:56 am
    Oct 12, 1999 at 11:22 pm
  • I have never liked regular expressions, they seem to come from the Perl school of programming (whose motto is "If nobody else `can understand my code, they can never fire me!"). Of course, it is not ...
    Ian ClarkeIan Clarke
    Oct 5, 1999 at 2:40 pm
    Oct 10, 1999 at 6:24 am
  • Hi All, Can someone explain to me why if there is only a string in a list/tuple they behave differently when looped through. For example, ... print x ... abcd ... print x ... a b c d Shouldn't the ...
    Matthew HirschMatthew Hirsch
    Oct 7, 1999 at 3:48 pm
    Oct 8, 1999 at 2:17 pm
  • I'm not sure how well Python copes with this generally, but changing my locale so that the thousands sep and decimals sep (normally ',' , '.') are reversed ('.' , ',') causes a problem in Tkinter, ...
    Adrian EyreAdrian Eyre
    Oct 6, 1999 at 12:15 pm
    Oct 8, 1999 at 5:13 am
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