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  • Please may I forget it? :-) GW_Basic, then x86 assembly, then Forth, then branched out to a LOT of languages. I only discovered Python recently, and I'd rather use it than anything except Forth. ...
    William TanksleyWilliam Tanksley
    Dec 4, 1999 at 1:51 am
    Dec 17, 1999 at 1:16 am
  • Did you ever wonder what Tim Peters looks like? Have you ever wanted proof that he's not a runaway AI project or a secret alias for the Benevolent Dictator? Now's your chance. Come to the Python ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Dec 2, 1999 at 12:03 am
    Dec 8, 1999 at 3:50 am
  • http://www.oreilly.com/news/vhll_1299.html is an article by Greg Wilson casting doubts on the effectiveness/value of Python and other very high level scripting languages. Wilson comments that: "Over ...
    Ajith PrasadAjith Prasad
    Dec 31, 1999 at 11:40 am
    Jan 16, 2000 at 6:58 pm
  • John Skaller quoted the following: [and by the way, Viper and "environments" sound great. I'm looking forward to this...] and wrote: JS I'm not sure. I also have no candidate syntax JS for defining ...
    Phil JensenPhil Jensen
    Dec 26, 1999 at 8:35 pm
    Jan 11, 2000 at 3:47 pm
  • I've started playing with Python (starting with a strong background in C++, Perl, and sundry other matters), and I would like to share a few reflections, in the hope that I'll receive help on some of ...
    Alex MartelliAlex Martelli
    Dec 9, 1999 at 10:40 am
    Dec 21, 1999 at 11:11 am
  • Browsing on the Perl sites recently, I came upon: http://www.perl.com/pub/1999/11/sins.html which is a very interesting acknowledgment of some of the problems with Perl, including how some of them ...
    Alex MartelliAlex Martelli
    Dec 15, 1999 at 11:43 am
    Jan 7, 2000 at 5:48 pm
  • 24 (24, 00, 00 ) (24, 00, 00 ) (this last just demonstrates that tuples continue to work the way they always have. There is no magic about looking at the names of assignments) This proposal has the ...
    Paul PrescodPaul Prescod
    Dec 27, 1999 at 10:55 am
    Dec 31, 1999 at 4:16 am
  • I would love it if one of my Python nits was corrected in Python 2 whenever that comes about. Consider the keywords "def" and "class" "class": noun, taken from Marxist literature, as in "class war" ...
    Paul PrescodPaul Prescod
    Dec 27, 1999 at 12:28 pm
    Jan 5, 2000 at 3:27 pm
  • I remember seeing the Python equivalent to C's (a?b:c) inline if statement, but I can't find it for the life of me... can some kind soul jog my memory for me please? Thanks, -scott Sent via Deja.com ...
    Dec 20, 1999 at 3:06 pm
    Dec 30, 1999 at 6:09 am
  • I want to take a large list: [ 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,... ] and build a list with every other element: [ 1,3,5,7,... ] Is there a faster way than looping over indices?: lst2 = [ None ] * len(lst)/2 for i in ...
    Randall HopperRandall Hopper
    Dec 16, 1999 at 6:13 pm
    Dec 21, 1999 at 12:21 pm
  • It seems that by design python, by design, is not to be used as a cgi scripting language -- otherwise why would it produce this very meaningful message at the slightest syntax error: Internal Server ...
    Dan GrassiDan Grassi
    Dec 4, 1999 at 3:30 am
    Dec 14, 1999 at 11:28 pm
  • I was involved in Java projects, and it was common to rewrite twice or more times the entire source code to circumvent bugs, and extremelly poor performance. Using C++ was a bit better than Java but ...
    Nemeth MiklosNemeth Miklos
    Dec 13, 1999 at 9:25 pm
    Dec 29, 1999 at 2:53 am
  • What is the proposed syntax for list comprehensions? I have implemented: [ x + y for x in [1,2,3]] in Viper **. However, this is not very general, because it only allows a _single_ variable (x in the ...
    Dec 16, 1999 at 5:33 pm
    Dec 23, 1999 at 8:01 am
  • So why isn't there a magic __rcall__, that would go with __call__ like the other __rop__'s go with __op__? It seems useful to me to allow x to alter the way f behaves when you call f(x); in some ...
    David C. UllrichDavid C. Ullrich
    Dec 18, 1999 at 6:23 pm
    Jan 4, 2000 at 9:42 pm
  • Hello I seem to have run into an error that I can't figure out. I have written a python program to replace a somewhat unintelligable perl script I wrote about a year ago. The python replacement ...
    Wayne TopaWayne Topa
    Dec 10, 1999 at 3:03 pm
    Dec 15, 1999 at 9:14 pm
  • [55555, on Sun, 05 Dec 1999] :: Not having a formal CS background, I have no real idea about how to pass :: information between programs, and I don't have time to teach myself any GUI :: toolkits. I ...
    Patrick PhalenPatrick Phalen
    Dec 7, 1999 at 7:36 am
    Dec 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm
  • Andy Robinson's website at http://www.robanal.demon.co.uk mentions his work on DoubleTalk which uses Python to handle accounting transactions. I saw also references to work by Kevin McDermott on use ...
    Ajith PrasadAjith Prasad
    Dec 25, 1999 at 2:10 am
    Jan 9, 2000 at 2:06 am
  • According to David Beazley's invaluable book, mailbox.py is an undocumented module. However, since 1.5.1 of python this module has been modified. Does anyone know anything about this module? and ...
    Alexander SendzimirAlexander Sendzimir
    Dec 28, 1999 at 12:54 pm
    Dec 30, 1999 at 9:06 pm
  • Or, to put it another way: you have to DESIGN, rather than just start hacking. Specifically, if you follow the advice of Scott Meyers, in his excellent "Effective C++" (CD Edition): never inherit ...
    Alex MartelliAlex Martelli
    Dec 15, 1999 at 9:30 am
    Dec 16, 1999 at 5:43 pm
  • Ok, so I'm dense. How do I take the traditional "dot product" of two vectors? In a nice Pythonic sort of way, I mean. Say the vectors are represented as sequences of numerics - then of course I can ...
    David C. UllrichDavid C. Ullrich
    Dec 11, 1999 at 8:50 pm
    Dec 15, 1999 at 1:51 pm
  • As far as I know, if in Python I want a string comprised of the concatenation of some strings and some expressions converted to strings, I have to do something like: " a "+`x`+" b "+`y` or: " a %s b ...
    Dickon ReedDickon Reed
    Dec 9, 1999 at 3:02 pm
    Dec 13, 1999 at 1:43 pm
  • Hello, I know this is off topic but I represent LinuxPorts.Com and I have been approached by a printer to help them publish OpenSource books. What we were wondering is if there is a desire for the ...
    Dec 30, 1999 at 6:18 pm
    Jan 3, 2000 at 9:30 pm
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    I don't know that much about Python and I have some questions. Why would I want to learn Python. What uses does it have? What kind of programs can I make with Python? Thanks.
    Dec 28, 1999 at 3:40 am
    Dec 30, 1999 at 11:36 am
  • Hi, I would like to see multiline comments possible in some future version of Python. Thank you, ionel
    Ionel SimionescuIonel Simionescu
    Dec 1, 1999 at 12:16 pm
    Dec 3, 1999 at 3:13 am
  • No, I'm not including the actual patch here. I just wanted to see if anyone had an objection to changing httplib.py so that by default it times out after sixty seconds. To maintain the current ...
    Aahz MaruchAahz Maruch
    Dec 22, 1999 at 5:10 pm
    Dec 28, 1999 at 3:38 pm
  • I have a project to build a multi-user database intensive application. The 1st phase of the project will be the proof of concept to hammer out all the technology requirements as well as the user ...
    Dec 12, 1999 at 8:11 pm
    Dec 14, 1999 at 10:51 am
  • The volume on this newgroup might justify splitting the newgroup. Comments? -- Max M. Stalnaker mailto:stalnaker at acm.org http://www.astarcc.com
    Max M. StalnakerMax M. Stalnaker
    Dec 3, 1999 at 3:22 am
    Dec 3, 1999 at 8:43 pm
  • I think I remember reading on the web site a while ago that there was a scoreboard in a Sydney stadium programmed in Python. Does anyone know anything more about this? Thanks
    Sarah BurkeSarah Burke
    Dec 20, 1999 at 4:46 am
    Jan 8, 2000 at 2:33 pm
  • Is there a RedHat package interface/module available for Python?? Thomas
    Thomas WeholtThomas Weholt
    Dec 30, 1999 at 11:07 am
    Jan 5, 2000 at 9:38 pm
  • Python is running a healthy 4th in the Linux.Com scripting languages poll.
    Al ChristiansAl Christians
    Dec 8, 1999 at 2:56 am
    Dec 19, 1999 at 10:38 pm
  • I was making my first foray into Tkinter last night (using Py 1.5.2 and IDLE with Win 95). Like a good little learner, I typed in the simple example from "An introduction to Tkinter", chapter 3: ...
    Simon EvansSimon Evans
    Dec 10, 1999 at 1:25 am
    Dec 15, 1999 at 10:47 am
  • I'm fairly new to python and am currently using it to script COM objects. I'd like to know how to subclass or derive from a existing COM object. This subclass would implemented as a COM object ...
    Dec 12, 1999 at 6:29 pm
    Dec 14, 1999 at 7:20 pm
  • I'm actually looking for bit of a ClueBrick(tm) regarding a system I have been writing for awhile now. The basic idea of The System(tm) is to monitor log files of various systems' different ...
    Markus StenbergMarkus Stenberg
    Dec 10, 1999 at 9:22 am
    Dec 14, 1999 at 10:02 am
  • There was a problem some time ago with Python in ASP scripts. I believe it had to do with indentation somehow. Does anybody know if this issue has been completely solved meanwhile. Thanks,
    Alexander JerusalemAlexander Jerusalem
    Dec 8, 1999 at 1:16 am
    Jan 19, 2000 at 7:53 am
  • On a Linux technical support mailing list I am on, somebody recently posted a question about Python and although I was able to answer it, the logic behind the answer has me stumped: The following ...
    Malcolm TredinnickMalcolm Tredinnick
    Dec 22, 1999 at 12:01 am
    Dec 28, 1999 at 2:48 pm
  • Hi, I'm maintaining a proprietary half-baked interpreter environment within a large commercial application (written in C++), that looks mostly like Basic with some important properties added. It ...
    Olaf AppeltOlaf Appelt
    Dec 9, 1999 at 2:52 am
    Dec 11, 1999 at 1:08 am
  • Hi all. I wonder how to read lines from end of a file, like this perl code: open FILE, "/tmp/file"; foreach (reverse <FILE ) { ... } I am using it to get the latest entries in a log file. -- Stig ...
    Stig BjorlykkeStig Bjorlykke
    Dec 22, 1999 at 8:52 pm
    Dec 23, 1999 at 11:25 pm
  • I am trying to compile a simple extension module (at the moment, only the spammodule example of the "Extending and Embedding..." doc.) but nothing seems to work... I tried to do everything as ...
    Magnus L. HetlandMagnus L. Hetland
    Dec 21, 1999 at 7:55 pm
    Dec 21, 1999 at 9:46 pm
  • Hello, I'm writing some CGI scripts and I want the user to fill in their real email address. Checking this is more difficult than just look if it contains an '@'. There must be at least one '.' after ...
    Gerrit HollGerrit Holl
    Dec 2, 1999 at 3:33 pm
    Dec 9, 1999 at 12:41 am
  • I suspect you'll get several responses in parallel here, but that's just the spirit of c.l.p :) #!/usr/bin/env python import os name = open("file1").read() os.rename("file2",name) os.remove("file1") ...
    Magnus L. HetlandMagnus L. Hetland
    Dec 7, 1999 at 12:14 am
    Dec 8, 1999 at 2:31 pm
  • How do I set environment variables outside the python script? Basicaly, I want to run a python script to set some environment variables, then be able to use them in the shell that had called the ...
    Dec 2, 1999 at 6:09 pm
    Dec 5, 1999 at 8:32 pm
  • Hi, Am I the only one crazy enough to make music directly in python scripts? i.e. not with an application but by programming the composition... I've been working on a module to help me do exactly ...
    Paul WinklerPaul Winkler
    Dec 22, 1999 at 6:17 pm
    Dec 29, 1999 at 7:30 pm
  • Sorry, a bit of a troll involved in the title :-(. Anyhow, I have been prototyping a fairly large project in Python, and have come across some decided disadvantages as compared with more traditional ...
    Eric Lee GreenEric Lee Green
    Dec 27, 1999 at 6:48 am
    Dec 28, 1999 at 1:26 am
  • Hello all, I'm looking for a super-rexex. In the current rexec, it's possible to disable all built-in functions and all modules, but I want to disable all statement also, and non-string assignments. ...
    Gerrit HollGerrit Holl
    Dec 23, 1999 at 2:18 pm
    Dec 24, 1999 at 4:22 am
  • Does anyone know if you can implement MTS (Microsoft Transaction Server) complient/safe COM objects in python? I'm currently using VB and hot the problem where I can't have a class member function ...
    Dec 16, 1999 at 4:57 pm
    Dec 22, 1999 at 4:11 am
  • Folks, (Please if your going to email, please email replies to junkster at rochester.rr.com, I don't check this Deja Account, and I'm just using it due to work's firewall) A strange little problem ...
    Dec 14, 1999 at 3:16 pm
    Dec 17, 1999 at 3:09 am
  • Is there a way to collect all the python modules in a package into one file? I'm thinking of something like a "DLL for python code". It would be nice if the normal import syntax would work ...
    Jeffrey KunceJeffrey Kunce
    Dec 9, 1999 at 4:20 pm
    Dec 12, 1999 at 7:47 pm
  • Hi All-- A friend of mine is running Python on a Sparc station. I sent him some code which uses a bunch of colors, and even though he's got a truecolor display it looked screwy. He ran xdpyinfo, and ...
    Ivan Van LaninghamIvan Van Laningham
    Dec 6, 1999 at 10:34 pm
    Dec 9, 1999 at 5:57 pm
  • Hello, I'm facing the following problem. I set __version__ and now I set a string like this: MAIL = '''From: someone <%(email)s Subject: test this is feedback.py %(version) ''' % {'version': ...
    Gerrit HollGerrit Holl
    Dec 4, 1999 at 3:18 pm
    Dec 8, 1999 at 10:56 am
  • Hi, I've recently been crawling through the source code (trying to understand what all those fields in PyTypeObject really do), and stumbled across an explanation for what I had read about being able ...
    Dave AbrahamsDave Abrahams
    Dec 30, 1999 at 11:50 am
    Dec 31, 1999 at 3:13 am
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