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  • I have been a 'C' programmer for the past 15 years and a "C++" programmer for the past 3 years. I'm not a genius but would modestly (?) class myself as reasonably competent. In the past week I have ...
    Steve MullarkeySteve Mullarkey
    Jun 9, 2000 at 5:12 am
    Jun 19, 2000 at 9:51 am
  • Consider this a heads up NOT a promotion!! In case you haven't heard Microsoft is coming out with a massive new Web stratagy that, in part, uses a new language called C# (That sharp, like in music). ...
    Don TuttleDon Tuttle
    Jun 27, 2000 at 1:10 pm
    Jul 28, 2000 at 7:15 pm
  • I was looking at the Ruby editor/IDE for windows and was disappointed with RubyWin, although it is definitely coming along. I noticed the smalltalk like immediate mode (Type code, hit ctrl-J, results ...
    Warren PostmaWarren Postma
    Jun 14, 2000 at 3:56 pm
    Jun 22, 2000 at 4:12 pm
  • After using Python for a while I've come to the conclusion that using whitespaces to determine the begining and ending of blocks is bad for three reasons. Before I list those three reasons let me ...
    Thaddeus L. OlczykThaddeus L. Olczyk
    Jun 17, 2000 at 7:49 am
    Jul 10, 2000 at 10:06 pm
  • Here's another "math through programming" challenge: Recent number theory breakthrough: you can get the nth digit of PI without doing all the work needed to compute all the digits up to the nth digit ...
    Kirby UrnerKirby Urner
    Jun 5, 2000 at 7:34 pm
    Apr 7, 2001 at 8:33 pm
  • Fra: Ken Seehof [mailto:kens at sightreader.com] I believe that many factors is in play when considering how long time it takes coding in C/C++ vs. Python. C/C++ is probably more error prone due to ...
    Max Møller RasmussenMax Møller Rasmussen
    Jun 13, 2000 at 10:59 am
    Jun 18, 2000 at 9:47 pm
  • Let me preface my remarks with: --I am using the Python 1.2 binary for DOS with the Python 1.5.2 library which causes some problems. I avioded some problems by importing functions directly from strop ...
    William DandretaWilliam Dandreta
    Jun 18, 2000 at 11:32 pm
    Jul 5, 2000 at 1:52 pm
  • In many Perl vs. "other scripting language" discussions, I have often seen Perlers state that those who dislike Perl's syntax and structure are often non-Unix types, and thus are not used to common ...
    Jun 12, 2000 at 5:07 am
    Jun 16, 2000 at 3:45 am
  • Does Programming in Python Marginalize You? I love Python. Of the 10-15 programming languages I know, Python is the only language which I actually look forward to using. I wake up in the morning, ask ...
    Richard P. MullerRichard P. Muller
    Jun 6, 2000 at 4:32 pm
    Jun 8, 2000 at 5:58 am
  • Given the following directory structure, python/ AAA.py BBB/ __init__.py AAA.py if sys.path contains 'python', then from AAA import * from BBB.AAA import * would do the right thing at most locations, ...
    Huaiyu ZhuHuaiyu Zhu
    Jun 28, 2000 at 8:25 pm
    Jul 3, 2000 at 6:34 am
  • Does python have true and false values. I would like to do something like class A: def _init_(self): self.processed=false def process(self): self.processed=true at the moment I am using false=(1==0) ...
    Thaddeus L. OlczykThaddeus L. Olczyk
    Jun 14, 2000 at 9:32 pm
    Jun 28, 2000 at 4:04 am
  • I have to create a tuple (of two integer values) in a C extension. At the moment I use the following (rather ugly in my eyes) construction: t = PyTuple_New(2); ...
    Peter Schneider-KampPeter Schneider-Kamp
    Jun 10, 2000 at 9:15 pm
    Jun 15, 2000 at 9:09 pm
  • I have a small project that I'm trying to develop in Python. Basically it's a GUI front end to a interactive text based program. So what I want to do is start the program, then send various strings ...
    Tony KeatingTony Keating
    Jun 24, 2000 at 2:38 am
    Jul 1, 2000 at 6:06 am
  • As promised, here is my patch to add augmented assignment (+=, -= and family) to Python. It's still Work In Progress, and probably requires a rewrite of some magnitude before Guido will accept it. ...
    Thomas WoutersThomas Wouters
    Jun 9, 2000 at 2:39 pm
    Jun 15, 2000 at 2:22 pm
  • howdy all, i programmed a bit in BASIC as a kid, had a high school PASCAL class and i tried to pick up python before moving on to c++. however, i was trying to work my way through the book LEARNING ...
    Jin choungJin choung
    Jun 14, 2000 at 7:51 am
    Jun 19, 2000 at 11:28 am
  • I've got a Tkinter-based GUI interface used to do administrative stuff for a device driver under Linux. I know RedHat installs Python and Tkinter by default. Is there a handy list somewhere of which ...
    Grant EdwardsGrant Edwards
    Jun 13, 2000 at 3:49 pm
    Jun 28, 2000 at 11:34 pm
  • My wishlist for Python3K (This is not to start a flame war): 1. Everything is an object of a class that can be subclassed. 2. Augmentation operators: +=, *=, etc. Dot operators .*, ./, etc (for ...
    Huaiyu ZhuHuaiyu Zhu
    Jun 8, 2000 at 1:47 am
    Jun 10, 2000 at 1:07 pm
  • I am *brand* new to python (as of Sunday), and I just got to the section in the tutorial about classes. I was wondering why there really isn't such an idea as a "private" member of classes? I ...
    Steve JuranichSteve Juranich
    Jun 28, 2000 at 6:02 pm
    Jun 30, 2000 at 8:47 pm
  • Well I've been getting my feet wet with "Python programming in Win32", a great book. I'm a long-time C/C++/VB/Assembler programmer and I must admit, I'm going to enjoy the "straightforwardness" of ...
    Peter ImmarcoPeter Immarco
    Jun 15, 2000 at 3:38 am
    Jun 19, 2000 at 2:39 pm
  • Is there a link where I can look up what's being considered for Python 3000? TIA
    Thaddeus L. OlczykThaddeus L. Olczyk
    Jun 17, 2000 at 7:49 am
    Jun 22, 2000 at 3:35 pm
  • GET: filename, headers = urllib.urlretrieve("http://my.host.name:8080/loginscript?%s" % urllib.urlencode({"param": value})) POST: filename, headers = ...
    Oleg BroytmannOleg Broytmann
    Jun 15, 2000 at 4:39 pm
    Jun 16, 2000 at 9:00 pm
  • Okay, 2 questions. Seem like basic enough functionality to be in pythonwin, but I dont see it. 1. How do you kill an infinite loop program without killing the pythonwin environment? 2. How can you ...
    Jun 8, 2000 at 9:19 pm
    Jun 15, 2000 at 3:46 pm
  • Is there a Python type like the C enum type? It can be very useful in making code more readable. Bill
    William DandretaWilliam Dandreta
    Jun 21, 2000 at 12:56 am
    Jun 21, 2000 at 8:42 pm
  • Sorry if this is a FAQ - I haven't been following this group for a while, at least not as closely as I'd like. But rumors are that a Palm version of Python is pending, and as I'm looking for a ...
    Cees de GrootCees de Groot
    Jun 2, 2000 at 3:26 pm
    Jul 10, 2000 at 8:10 pm
  • Has anyone done any extreme programming in python? Care to share your experiences? <http://www.extremeprogramming.org/index.html
    Jerome ChanJerome Chan
    Jun 15, 2000 at 2:31 am
    Jun 19, 2000 at 1:39 am
  • Are there any good beginner books for Python? I'm itching to get my hands on any. Thanks
    Jun 24, 2000 at 8:48 pm
    Jul 6, 2000 at 7:51 am
  • 1st of all, cheers to everyone! I need to parse numbers coming from a file (made by a fortran program) the problem comes when parsing When I made some tests on the shell they went fine, like this: ...
    Paolo RedaelliPaolo Redaelli
    Jun 3, 2000 at 8:41 pm
    Jun 4, 2000 at 9:53 pm
  • Hi all, When designing a class, I wrote some accessors (get_var() and set_var() methods) for my "private" members (private in the sense that I don't want somebody to access them directly from outside ...
    Jerome QuelinJerome Quelin
    Jun 30, 2000 at 8:14 am
    Apr 8, 2001 at 4:03 am
  • Hi, I want to convince alot of my co-workers that OpenSource software, especially Python, is ready for big business. ( is it ?! ) How do I sell an OpenSource solution like Python to hardheaded ...
    Thomas WeholtThomas Weholt
    Jun 20, 2000 at 11:35 am
    Jun 26, 2000 at 9:53 pm
  • Is there a Python module that has functions in it to manipulate Dbase tables and indexes? Bill
    William DandretaWilliam Dandreta
    Jun 20, 2000 at 1:51 am
    Jun 24, 2000 at 5:41 pm
  • I'd like to install Python for my younger brother (age 16) on the Windows machine that he uses. I've never installed Python on Windows, I'm not sure what components I need to prepare. I'd like him to ...
    Hrvoje NiksicHrvoje Niksic
    Jun 9, 2000 at 7:57 pm
    Jun 19, 2000 at 11:42 pm
  • I wonder if Python runs faster than Perl. Could someone give me some comparison and contrast with some languages such as Perl, Tcl, JavaScript, etc? I am just curious. Thanks Akria
    Akira KiyomiyaAkira Kiyomiya
    Jun 15, 2000 at 4:47 pm
    Jun 19, 2000 at 12:30 am
  • hi, i've been working with python for the last week and have gone through the tutorial by guido. i have a few questions, and hope i will find help and enlightenment here... ~~ :-) a) Does Python ...
    Jun 5, 2000 at 2:34 pm
    Jun 16, 2000 at 5:55 pm
  • If one of the goals of Python 3000 is to make it easy for new programmers to learn, how about removing the distinction between = and ==? The only kinds of examples I can think of where this is useful ...
    Lawrence KestelootLawrence Kesteloot
    Jun 9, 2000 at 6:18 am
    Apr 7, 2001 at 8:33 pm
  • Hi. I'd love to take the diversion of writing Make using Python. The things that are keeping me from doing this are, in order: - I'm not completely convinced that doing this is a good thing - my ...
    John SchmittJohn Schmitt
    Jun 17, 2000 at 6:01 am
    Aug 14, 2000 at 3:03 pm
  • in a mainstream-ish news article, no less... http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/1/11606.html when talking about C#, and it's relationship to Java... [snippity] And an even more cunning route was at ...
    Anthony BaxterAnthony Baxter
    Jun 27, 2000 at 2:06 pm
    Jun 28, 2000 at 2:53 pm
  • hi all i am very new to python and was wondering if it was capable of doing to the following and if so..how? the following is an example of what i need to strip and turn into a tab delimited file.. ...
    Jun 13, 2000 at 5:49 am
    Jun 16, 2000 at 11:41 pm
  • Howdy. I'm interested in using Python within a commercial software package. Python's license seems to be really good about this, but I have a question about the copyright notice: Do the terms of ...
    Jun 1, 2000 at 11:24 pm
    Jun 4, 2000 at 3:01 am
  • Hello, I am wondering if the 2.0 db api provides a method for returning a dictionary of results instead of a list ? Something like perl-DBI's fetch_hashref . I am using the latest MySQLdb and it ...
    Jun 23, 2000 at 7:47 pm
    Jun 28, 2000 at 10:47 pm
  • newbie question. has anyone wrote the 8 non-attacking queen problem and conway's game of life in python? i try but face a few newbie problems. 1. conway's game of life: how to have a matrix in ...
    Jun 15, 2000 at 2:44 am
    Jun 17, 2000 at 5:07 pm
  • 1. For slice operations, ilow/ihigh indices which undeflow or overflow the list in question are reset to the edges of the list. Why was it that PyExc_IndexError wasn't thrown instead? 2. In slice ...
    Jun 4, 2000 at 8:19 pm
    Jun 12, 2000 at 12:25 pm
  • Hi all of you there! #This is my question AYS = "" def setEnviroment(): AYS = "NUMBER 9" def getEnviroment(): return AYS #This is the end... The function getEnviroment always return "". I guess AYS ...
    Pablo PrietoPablo Prieto
    Jun 6, 2000 at 11:27 am
    Jun 29, 2000 at 6:52 pm
  • How would you go about testing if a certain file exists in python? In most scripting languages you have the -f test: if -f filename do whatever_you_were_going_to_do fi else do print "Error" file not ...
    Thaddeus L. OlczykThaddeus L. Olczyk
    Jun 12, 2000 at 4:22 pm
    Jun 13, 2000 at 7:23 am
  • Well, at least _some_ people regard Ruby as a better OO Perl than Perl or as a means of getting anticipated Python 3000 features now. Maybe if you knew more about Ruby, you might become one of them. ...
    Conrad SchneikerConrad Schneiker
    Jun 7, 2000 at 10:32 am
    Jun 12, 2000 at 3:44 am
  • I see that Mark Hammond has gone to ActiveState. I'm interested to hear that they will be integrating Python into Visual Studio 7, but what does this all mean for the future of the PythonWin? Will ...
    Jun 5, 2000 at 3:55 pm
    Jun 8, 2000 at 10:21 pm
  • Does anyone know of a Python MP3 Player? -- Curtis Jensen cjensen at bioeng.ucsd.edu http://www-bioeng.ucsd.edu/~cjensen/ FAX (425) 740-1451
    Curtis JensenCurtis Jensen
    Jun 30, 2000 at 6:20 pm
    Apr 8, 2001 at 3:12 am
  • Hey people. I tried the FAQ, and I can't find this. I'm a Perl programmer exploring Python, and I'm wondering how to do a simple compile pass on python source to check syntax. In Perl, I'd just do a ...
    Michael P. SoulierMichael P. Soulier
    Jun 26, 2000 at 5:37 pm
    Jul 3, 2000 at 7:59 pm
  • Hi all, I was wondering how to pass variable-length keyworded arguments list to my base-class constructor? Look at the example code below: -- File test.py from Tkinter import * class F(Frame): def ...
    Jerome QuelinJerome Quelin
    Jun 30, 2000 at 8:15 am
    Jul 3, 2000 at 9:35 am
  • Does anyone have any success stories (or gotchas) related to implementing a PostgreSQL database with Python that they'd like to share? I am hoping to use it as a back-end to a b2b web site. Technical ...
    Robin EscalationRobin Escalation
    Jun 28, 2000 at 12:43 pm
    Jun 30, 2000 at 6:20 pm
  • Hmm, I'm very surprised you're needing to get down to this level when you're using something as "high level" as XML as your encoding. XML is so inefficient as a network protocol that most people ...
    Mike FletcherMike Fletcher
    Jun 14, 2000 at 3:42 am
    Jun 26, 2000 at 8:14 pm
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