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  • Chris Tismer and I expect to release microthreads running on Stackless Python very soon. At this point things appear stable enough that we can release a user's manual, available at ...
    Will WareWill Ware
    Mar 9, 2000 at 9:45 pm
    May 28, 2000 at 6:44 pm
  • I've just released a source tarball and a Windows installer for Python 1.6 alpha 1 to the Python website: http://www.python.org/1.6/ Probably the biggest news (if you hadn't heard the rumors) is ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Mar 31, 2000 at 9:30 pm
    Apr 6, 2000 at 8:44 am
  • O'Reilly asked to publish something I had written for my homepage about Python. http://www.oreilly.com/ I'm somewhat nervous about the flamage I'll get, but c'est la vie. -- Paul Prescod - ISOGEN ...
    Paul PrescodPaul Prescod
    Mar 2, 2000 at 9:59 pm
    Mar 24, 2000 at 1:14 am
  • Wrote a Forth like interpreter in Python. Probably useless but it gave me something to do today. http://www.dorb.com/darrell/forth/forth.py Kragen Sitaker mentioned in "What if Python Replaced Elisp" ...
    Mar 12, 2000 at 4:32 am
    Mar 25, 2000 at 10:34 pm
  • I'm trying to learn Python, and wrote this script last night. I was not expecting to see this behavior, and my faith is severely shaken: nose-46 python Python 1.5.2 (#1, Sep 17 1999, 20:15:36) [GCC ...
    Holton, Steven [NCRTP:6125:EXCH]Holton, Steven [NCRTP:6125:EXCH]
    Mar 3, 2000 at 7:06 pm
    Mar 15, 2000 at 4:56 am
  • (If you're tempted to post a followup saying something like "Doing this would be a waste of time and effort", don't. Just accept that you've missed the point of this posting and move on.) This ...
    Mar 8, 2000 at 3:23 pm
    Mar 27, 2000 at 9:23 pm
  • This egoless nanny check that every method has a first argument named "self". Please use it and enjoy! -------------- selfnanny.py ----------------------- #!/usr/local/bin/python import parser, ...
    Moshe ZadkaMoshe Zadka
    Mar 4, 2000 at 1:11 pm
    Mar 27, 2000 at 8:44 pm
  • The recent Python-for-Lisp-ers note and other recent notes have brought up Python performance. I'm just curious (being an old language hacker for 30+ years but new to Python): why is Python ...
    Chris RylandChris Ryland
    Mar 7, 2000 at 4:46 am
    Mar 10, 2000 at 11:21 pm
  • I haven't found anything about pointers in python. Is there a pointer type? If so, what is the syntax? -- Curtis Jensen cjensen at be-research.ucsd.edu FAX (425) 740-1451
    Curtis JensenCurtis Jensen
    Mar 15, 2000 at 10:25 pm
    Apr 19, 2000 at 9:12 am
  • Where can I find a list of features that will be present in the next release ? What are the impacts of the changes in my current applications ? Is there any improvements in the language ? Matheus Get ...
    Matheus RodriguesMatheus Rodrigues
    Mar 27, 2000 at 8:03 pm
    May 13, 2000 at 5:33 pm
  • [Ran] I have never programmed for a living. (I enjoy it way too much to ever do that! <wink 0.5 ) So let me ask all you folks that do. What percentage of your paid, professional time do you get to ...
    Don TuttleDon Tuttle
    Mar 5, 2000 at 3:54 pm
    Apr 10, 2000 at 4:52 am
  • I'm a C++/MFC programmer and I'm interested in learning Python. Are there any Python language resources geared to C++ programmers? I guess I'm looking for something that would compare the syntax, ...
    Mar 21, 2000 at 11:45 pm
    Mar 27, 2000 at 10:18 pm
  • I don't need technical help. What I need is basic help and instruction, you wont need to baby me through it and I love to work on y own I just need someone who can introduce me the this wonderful ...
    Collin GreeneCollin Greene
    Mar 1, 2000 at 1:08 am
    May 26, 2000 at 3:22 pm
  • C+/+ or python or perl, I need an unbiased opionion here. I have NO programming experiance. thanks for your time. greene at hctc.com
    Collin GreeneCollin Greene
    Mar 21, 2000 at 2:10 am
    Mar 27, 2000 at 9:36 pm
  • One other point, don't read the files one line at a time. That's slow in Python. My experience with extension modules says that you might expect 6x improvement. The number can very wildly depending ...
    Mar 18, 2000 at 5:44 pm
    Mar 21, 2000 at 11:15 pm
  • Hi! Which is the reason for else clauses in while and for loops? At the first look it seems, that the statements in the else suit is executed always after processing the loop. Wouldn't it be simpler, ...
    Tomek LisowskiTomek Lisowski
    Mar 25, 2000 at 8:10 am
    Apr 18, 2000 at 7:47 pm
  • I am starting work on a telescope remote control user interface. It's a big program with lots of windows and controls and display graphics supporting the telescope and numerous instruments. Python is ...
    Russell E. OwenRussell E. Owen
    Mar 30, 2000 at 8:35 pm
    Apr 4, 2000 at 8:42 pm
  • Is there a portable way of determining the Ethernet HW Address?
    Jerome ChanJerome Chan
    Mar 26, 2000 at 1:13 pm
    Mar 31, 2000 at 9:33 pm
  • I have started working with regular expressions (using the re.py module) for parsing text input and have a few questions. 1. Single quote detection myrule = re.compile(r"^/('|say)(?:[\t ]*$|[\t ...
    Newhard, NickNewhard, Nick
    Mar 20, 2000 at 5:09 pm
    Apr 2, 2000 at 6:18 am
  • What's the state of event-driven Python applications? I know Tkinter-driven Python programs run from an event loop, but I don't know what the interface to it is. Background: I have big mailboxes. I ...
    Kragen SitakerKragen Sitaker
    Mar 10, 2000 at 11:36 pm
    Mar 14, 2000 at 6:01 pm
  • After working with Python off and on for more than a year, I really enjoy the language, and when I'm about to do something always look at Python first to see if it fits. Python seems to give me a lot ...
    Dirck BlaskeyDirck Blaskey
    Mar 26, 2000 at 12:36 am
    Apr 1, 2000 at 2:31 am
  • I just read the "Frankly Speaking" column at O'Reilly's site ( http://www.oreilly.com/frank/ ), and I was quite chocked by two of the news: [Python 3000] The contents of this version are still under ...
    Alessandro BottoniAlessandro Bottoni
    Mar 8, 2000 at 9:43 am
    Apr 20, 2000 at 8:00 pm
  • Here is the Problem. On the main directory there is a file called ?data?? The ?data?? file is the preamble to the constitution. The objective is to write a command that will give a list of how many ...
    Mar 24, 2000 at 3:43 am
    Mar 27, 2000 at 8:21 am
  • In his book Python And Tkinter Programming, John Grayson says, "With a little care in the way you design your code, most of your code will run as compiled C since many operations are built into the ...
    Don TuttleDon Tuttle
    Mar 8, 2000 at 1:26 am
    Mar 13, 2000 at 8:09 am
  • (The application involved is analyzing crime data, or preparing it for someone else to analyze. No crimes are being committed in Python.) I just started learning Python; I figured the best way to do ...
    Kragen SitakerKragen Sitaker
    Mar 8, 2000 at 5:31 am
    Mar 9, 2000 at 7:45 pm
  • Has anyone defined an XML DTD for storing Python source code? If so, I'd be grateful for a copy or pointer. If not, I'd like to hear from anyone who'd be interested... Thanks, Greg Wilson
    Greg WilsonGreg Wilson
    Mar 1, 2000 at 2:08 pm
    Mar 6, 2000 at 11:47 am
  • I'm afraid that Python 3000 will be commercial. What about you? Michal Bozon bozon at natur.cuni.cz
    Michal BozonMichal Bozon
    Mar 16, 2000 at 2:06 pm
    Mar 29, 2000 at 8:42 pm
  • If Guido where to drop dead tomorrow, God forbid, who would control (own) Python? I would guess Tim Peters would be a likely candidate. But with our luck, they'd probably both be flying aboard Python ...
    Don TuttleDon Tuttle
    Mar 21, 2000 at 1:55 pm
    Mar 27, 2000 at 10:02 pm
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    Is there an integer to ascii (itoa) function in Python? I need to convert integers into various different bases (but to binary, in particular). Most languages come provided with an itoa-like function ...
    Stuart ReynoldsStuart Reynolds
    Mar 13, 2000 at 6:37 pm
    Mar 15, 2000 at 4:37 pm
  • This morning I wrote a function that takes a binary number as a string and converts it to an integer. There must be a way to optimize this function, anyone have some tips? def btoi(num): output = 0 ...
    Michael EsveldtMichael Esveldt
    Mar 18, 2000 at 9:04 pm
    Mar 27, 2000 at 6:04 pm
  • Hi. I want to have a function (of course in Python) equivalent to Pascal function int(). (It increments an integer stored in argument by 1). This should do folowwing: 11 eventually: 12 I have no idea ...
    Michal BozonMichal Bozon
    Mar 17, 2000 at 1:57 pm
    Mar 22, 2000 at 2:18 pm
  • Hi, I am considering to purchase Rational Rose to plan a medium complex software system in our lab. However (as most CASE tools) they do not yet support Python. Did anybody take the burden and ...
    Ralph HeinkelRalph Heinkel
    Mar 29, 2000 at 2:54 pm
    Mar 30, 2000 at 3:01 pm
  • I'm writing a program in which I've got a couple of dictionaries that I'd like to output to a file, but I'd like it to be "pretty". I'm trying to write a function to format the dictionary so that ...
    Mar 22, 2000 at 4:53 pm
    Mar 24, 2000 at 3:19 pm
  • on all newsservers I have access to, c.l.py.announce has been empty for about as long as I remember, they all list the newsgroup. but I never see any postings in there. (except for today, when an ...
    Fredrik LundhFredrik Lundh
    Mar 3, 2000 at 3:10 pm
    Mar 10, 2000 at 11:15 am
  • Hey all, My program Pagecast (http://pagecast.sourceforge.net) requires some library (not language) features of Python 1.5.2. I would like to put a semi-intelligent Python version check in the ...
    Preston LandersPreston Landers
    Mar 2, 2000 at 4:48 pm
    Mar 3, 2000 at 6:42 pm
  • Does Python have a long floating data type like it does with long integer please? I am need a variable that handles a floating point number with a large number of decimal places (more than double by ...
    Mar 26, 2000 at 2:26 pm
    Apr 4, 2000 at 10:54 pm
  • I am trying to build a multi-level dictionary from an text file, and then transverse the dictionary, create formated output. I have been able to do this for a special case where ever piece of data ...
    Lee JoramoLee Joramo
    Mar 21, 2000 at 12:53 am
    Apr 3, 2000 at 8:25 pm
  • Hi all. I have a little problem here described by a simple example inspired by the FAQ: class Foo: def __init__(self, a): self.a = a def degree_sin(self, deg): return math.sin(deg * math.pi / 180.0) ...
    Roger HansenRoger Hansen
    Mar 24, 2000 at 2:06 pm
    Mar 25, 2000 at 7:56 am
  • I'm looking for a functional equivalent of the "-dump" option to the lynx web-browser in Python. "-dump" dumps the formatted output of an HTML document. Right now I have a python program that ...
    Mar 27, 2000 at 8:08 pm
    Apr 14, 2000 at 1:42 pm
  • Suppose I have a CSV file where line 1 is the column names, and lines 2..n are comma separated variables, where all String fields are quoted like this: ID, NAME, AGE 1, "Postma, Warren", 30 2, ...
    Warren PostmaWarren Postma
    Mar 30, 2000 at 4:50 pm
    Apr 1, 2000 at 2:37 am
  • Hello! I'm missing a 'do-while' statement in Python. There's only 'for' and 'while' available, but how do I implement a loop that has to be executed at least once? Do I have to go the ungly way and ...
    Peter BittnerPeter Bittner
    Mar 24, 2000 at 2:57 am
    Mar 30, 2000 at 12:51 pm
  • I have thousands of entries in a Python dictionary: mydict where the entries are: {'word1, word2', integer} I'd like to sort the dictionary in decreasing order on the integer values. I've thought of ...
    Mar 13, 2000 at 8:49 pm
    Mar 29, 2000 at 5:47 pm
  • I'm considering Python as an in-mud scripting language. I have a few questions I haven't been able to find the answers to: (1) Are there any good tutorials on python embedding? (2) Can multiple ...
    Greg MillerGreg Miller
    Mar 21, 2000 at 9:33 pm
    Mar 23, 2000 at 9:00 pm
  • Hello All! I was just wondering what the reason for the huge performance decrease in a loop execution when the number of steps exceeds some critical value is. To give an example: for i in ...
    Mikael JohanssonMikael Johansson
    Mar 15, 2000 at 1:43 pm
    Mar 17, 2000 at 6:24 am
  • This is the example: def Test(Value,iter=5,Map={}): if iter 0: Map[len(Map)]=Value Test(Value,iter-1,Map) return Map def TestCall(): Map=Test(5) print Map Map=Test(6) print Map TestCall() This is the ...
    Yuriy GorvitovskiyYuriy Gorvitovskiy
    Mar 15, 2000 at 8:13 pm
    Mar 17, 2000 at 6:07 am
  • Just increase your Dict as large as you like. My experience is: Python's dict object is super! -----Original Message----- From: Jijun Wang [SMTP:jwang at new-access.com] Sent: Monday, March 13, 2000 ...
    Shichang ZhaoShichang Zhao
    Mar 13, 2000 at 4:29 pm
    Mar 14, 2000 at 2:24 pm
  • Hi! Anyone who knows where to find an editor written in Java with syntax color highlighting? It's a VERY big plus if there is a java bean and/or source code available. // Joacim
    Mar 17, 2000 at 2:52 pm
    Apr 20, 2000 at 12:03 pm
  • I have a class similar to this: class over: somefun(self, bakeint): ... somefun(self, bakeStr): If the user uses a string then I want to use the 2nd one, else an Integer then use the 1st one? How can ...
    Mar 30, 2000 at 8:37 pm
    Apr 2, 2000 at 7:29 pm
  • Running the Python program below results in either: i) Python segfaults (that is the parent process, see below) ii) One or more processes hogging all the CPU I have tried this on different setups: a) ...
    Mar 18, 2000 at 12:41 am
    Apr 2, 2000 at 7:11 am
  • Hi. Running python httplib.py currently gives the following error message: arc% python httplib.py testing HTTP... Traceback (innermost last): File "httplib.py", line 272, in ? test() File ...
    Mar 29, 2000 at 4:40 pm
    Mar 30, 2000 at 3:31 pm
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