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  • Hmm, I can see one advantage of writing a.*b as a.Element()*b.Element() That is, instead of sinm(x) and sin(x) we can write sin(x) and sin(x.Element()) But both functions still need to be ...
    Huaiyu ZhuHuaiyu Zhu
    Jul 15, 2000 at 10:25 pm
    Aug 5, 2000 at 7:42 pm
  • Certainly that's the message coming out of DC... Anthony -- Anthony Baxter <anthony at interlink.com.au It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
    Anthony BaxterAnthony Baxter
    Jul 28, 2000 at 1:19 am
    Aug 4, 2000 at 3:51 pm
  • Are any of you game developers out there using Python as your game engine's embedded scripting language? I am wondering what drove your decision to use Python instead of other embeddable scripting ...
    Jul 18, 2000 at 7:20 pm
    Sep 28, 2000 at 3:41 pm
  • I've placed the slides of my talk at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention on-line at our BeOpen PythonLabs website: http://www.pythonlabs.com/talks.html We're also very close to announcing news ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Jul 27, 2000 at 12:38 am
    Aug 5, 2000 at 8:16 pm
  • This is a first experiment in whether I can make a useful, interesting, somewhat coherent summary of python-dev activity. If reaction is favorable, and time permits, it may become a biweekly posting. ...
    Andrew KuchlingAndrew Kuchling
    Jul 18, 2000 at 2:08 pm
    Jul 27, 2000 at 12:09 pm
  • assume i want to iterate a block of code over every line in a text file, and that i don't want to snarf the whole thing into memory for fear of coredumps or whatever. in perl (and many others) there ...
    Jul 20, 2000 at 12:14 am
    Aug 5, 2000 at 4:11 pm
  • Hi Peter, That's a bit of a sore point at the moment :-) do a search on deja for case sensitive and you'll find a whole argument on the subject. Richard Peter Timaratz <timaratz at lisco.com wrote in ...
    Jul 14, 2000 at 2:51 pm
    Aug 1, 2000 at 7:37 pm
  • Once upon a time, "pass by reference" meant that a function call f(x) could modify the binding of the variable x. With this definition, "pass by reference" effectively passes the address of the ...
    Greg WeeksGreg Weeks
    Jul 26, 2000 at 12:54 am
    Aug 15, 2000 at 1:56 am
  • I'm a programmer and have C/C++, Perl, Java, PHP experience, now I'm interested in Python now. I spent a day to learn the Python, it's a cool language, however I have the following questions: 1. Why ...
    Ye, weiYe, wei
    Jul 24, 2000 at 4:31 pm
    Sep 9, 2000 at 2:53 am
  • Hi, just finished going through the 'Learning Python' book, and the feeling that i get is that Python is really wierd(compared to other conventional languages like C++, Java, etc). For e.g.(correct ...
    Jul 25, 2000 at 5:13 am
    Jul 31, 2000 at 12:12 pm
  • http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0213.html PEP: 213 Title: Attribute Access Handlers Version: $Revision: 1.3 $ Owner: paul at prescod.net (Paul Prescod) Python-Version: 2.0 Status: Incomplete ...
    Paul PrescodPaul Prescod
    Jul 22, 2000 at 4:11 am
    Jul 31, 2000 at 11:39 am
  • [severe case of non sequitur snipped] Perl, C++, Visual Basic, Java, and probably also Tcl are all more popular than Python. Are you suggesting we should add their special syntaxes/quirks just ...
    Jul 17, 2000 at 6:10 pm
    Jul 18, 2000 at 10:44 pm
  • It would be nice if I could do something like: def my_func(int foo, list bar, Quux quux): ... rather than def my_func(foo, bar, quux): if not isinstance(quux, Quux): raise RuntimeError("param 'quux' ...
    Jul 17, 2000 at 3:50 am
    Aug 8, 2000 at 8:11 am
  • How do I go about getting my dynamic IP address? I want to make a little program to check periodically (daily or so) and log the results so I can determine how often my IP is getting shuffled. :) ...
    Stephen HansenStephen Hansen
    Jul 14, 2000 at 11:47 pm
    Jul 21, 2000 at 6:35 pm
  • Is it legal (it seems to work) to change the class of an object by assigning to its __class__ attribute? In particular for the case where the new class is a subclass of the old. I'm not looking for ...
    Richard TobinRichard Tobin
    Jul 12, 2000 at 5:19 pm
    Jul 18, 2000 at 3:12 pm
  • I've just read this announcement in Linux Weekly News today: ``The Poop on persistence (PerlNews). Perl News talks about two new mailing lists for Perl Object Oriented Persistence (Poop). This is an ...
    Jul 6, 2000 at 6:16 pm
    Jul 13, 2000 at 7:23 am
  • Is there a synopsis of the legal woes that befell python somewhere? It sounds sort of interesting. Alex.
    Jul 7, 2000 at 10:02 pm
    Jul 9, 2000 at 10:33 pm
  • I accidentally deleted the list of proposed names for "zip()", so I'm not sure if this was alrady mentioned.. I think merge makes sense, (and I don't really have a problem with zip()), but the ...
    Michal WallaceMichal Wallace
    Jul 19, 2000 at 10:45 pm
    Jul 23, 2000 at 10:55 pm
  • What do you think are the top ten language constructs in Phyton ? Please don't answer in terms of OO concepts, but try to restrict yourself to those statements you really use to cope with your daily ...
    Bruno GustavsBruno Gustavs
    Jul 14, 2000 at 8:53 am
    Jul 18, 2000 at 6:10 am
  • Adobe has opened an open source site at http://opensource.adobe.com. The first three projects on the site are Python plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects (Windows only at this ...
    Grant MunseyGrant Munsey
    Jul 29, 2000 at 7:46 pm
    Aug 2, 2000 at 2:55 am
  • Anyone knows more about what will be Python 3000 ? It seems that it will be the next evolution of this language, after the 1.7 version. The big issue is that Python 3000 would not be compatible withe ...
    Patrick FichouPatrick Fichou
    Jul 24, 2000 at 8:01 pm
    Aug 5, 2000 at 12:49 am
  • Hello ! I am a student and visited python.org and read a bunch of articles on Python. Specifically I couldn't find any info on how does Python compared(if you can) to PHP. They are both open source, ...
    Frank KruchioFrank Kruchio
    Jul 28, 2000 at 10:55 pm
    Aug 3, 2000 at 9:28 am
  • added some names <flame-shield Should I add email addresses?</flame-shield --- begin open letter ------------------------------------------------- To: Dr. Robert E. Kahn (president of The Corporation ...
    Peter Schneider-KampPeter Schneider-Kamp
    Jul 31, 2000 at 7:46 pm
    Aug 2, 2000 at 11:44 pm
  • <URL:http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?ANe1665267 is the most pro- vocative summary I've yet seen of Larry Wall's talk at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. Mark-Jason Dominus's typically masterful ...
    Cameron LairdCameron Laird
    Jul 28, 2000 at 1:01 pm
    Aug 2, 2000 at 10:05 pm
  • Hi all this is my first crack at Python patching. I was simply appalled to find '3'.zfill(5) not working anymore in 2.0b1, so I decided to do something about it. Now since zfill can be expressed as ...
    Beat BolliBeat Bolli
    Jul 16, 2000 at 2:30 pm
    Jul 18, 2000 at 1:48 pm
  • Hey there, im pretty new to using python, and im just experimenting with file access, a wrote a script that works fine, and then all of a sudden it started throwing up this error: inp = ...
    Jul 21, 2000 at 11:26 pm
    Aug 1, 2000 at 1:48 am
  • I have much experience in tcl and perl, and I have finally found a good project to learn python with. Unfortunately, I am very frustrated so far with the language. Although maybe it's just with the ...
    Jul 17, 2000 at 8:10 pm
    Jul 18, 2000 at 3:04 pm
  • Hi Gang, Forgive me if this is a FAQ, but is it considered good Python form to close a file whose variable is just about to go out of scope (and thus be automatically closed)? Or should one just omit ...
    Grant GriffinGrant Griffin
    Jul 31, 2000 at 9:48 pm
    Aug 1, 2000 at 5:44 pm
  • Hi all, I'm currently running Python scripts at the command line using C:\python\python script.py. Is there a way of making the MS-DOS box recognise the Python script as an executable file so I can ...
    Neo BraveNeo Brave
    Jul 2, 2000 at 5:20 am
    Jul 24, 2000 at 1:11 am
  • I don't know if this is possible in python but, Is there a way to repeat a format command a spceified number of times? For example, in Fortran there is the format code "20I5" Which is the same as ...
    Curtis JensenCurtis Jensen
    Jul 26, 2000 at 12:47 am
    Sep 29, 2000 at 10:25 am
  • Hi Guido, Well, I am rather ambivalent about 1.6. See, I really like python and want to use it at work, a dot-com --- in fact I would like it to be the standard. But I doubt that it will come to ...
    Dan GrassiDan Grassi
    Jul 24, 2000 at 4:02 am
    Aug 16, 2000 at 4:58 am
  • The subject line says it all. How do I do it? Anyone who knows? /LasseLu
    Lars LundstedtLars Lundstedt
    Jul 11, 2000 at 7:01 pm
    Jul 19, 2000 at 3:27 am
  • I like the idea of an open letter to CNRI expressing the concern of the Python Language Community. It cannot hurt to have them know what we feel about the issues at hand. Unfortunately, as Martijn ...
    Peter Schneider-KampPeter Schneider-Kamp
    Jul 28, 2000 at 10:40 am
    Jul 31, 2000 at 5:27 pm
  • There is an article on MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/voices/scripting07142000.asp) about .NET enhancements of JScript, the Microsoft dialect of Javascript. Among the known things like compilation ...
    Eduard HitiEduard Hiti
    Jul 25, 2000 at 8:33 pm
    Jul 29, 2000 at 5:25 pm
  • I'm quite new to Python. For those who are familiar with Java interfaces: Does Python have a similar facility? Can one declare interfaces, then declare that a class implements some interface, ...
    Randall ParkerRandall Parker
    Jul 18, 2000 at 1:08 am
    Jul 25, 2000 at 3:51 am
  • what is a simple way I can save variables that people enter in from 'raw_input' ? That way, someone enters the variables they want, then when the script is booted up everytime the machine starts, it ...
    Jul 18, 2000 at 5:10 am
    Jul 19, 2000 at 10:14 pm
  • Hello all, working with the new Build 132 of Pythonwin we have a minor problem. German Umlauts are not handled properly in the editor windows. They are shown as boxes, some of them seem to be dead ...
    Norbert KlamannNorbert Klamann
    Jul 17, 2000 at 8:56 am
    Jul 17, 2000 at 1:00 pm
  • I have a class which has to do cleanup when it goes out of scope (and so has a __del__ method), but which is also going to be derived and its subclasses may also need to do class-specific things on ...
    Erik Max FrancisErik Max Francis
    Jul 31, 2000 at 6:51 pm
    Aug 2, 2000 at 5:08 pm
  • Hello, after switching from Perl to Python because I encountered serious problems when it came to the maintenance of the Perl code, I begging for a solution to the following: In Perl, it's very easy ...
    Gabriel AmbuehlGabriel Ambuehl
    Jul 24, 2000 at 10:12 am
    Jul 28, 2000 at 12:16 am
  • New to Python but not script programming. W98 Python 1.5.2b First tried clicking on the idle.pw and idle.pwc icons and a window pops up and immediately disappears. Then tried: start- run- python ...
    Rodney LoiselRodney Loisel
    Jul 23, 2000 at 12:40 am
    Jul 24, 2000 at 2:40 pm
  • Hi, Does python support, or if not, would it be cool to have support for : try: # some code except : # catch exception finally: # clean up whatever Thomas
    Thomas WeholtThomas Weholt
    Jul 7, 2000 at 1:20 pm
    Jul 12, 2000 at 12:05 pm
  • Something from another newsgroup but mentions Python, so I elected to cross-post (to the CIA group as well, because of the InQTel thing)[1]. For more context re the below, check: ...
    Kirby UrnerKirby Urner
    Jul 28, 2000 at 5:18 pm
    Aug 1, 2000 at 4:10 am
  • Folks, Here is the latest PEP 201, updated based on conversations with Guido yesterday. Notice that there are no more Open Issues. See instead the BDFL Pronouncements section. Plan on seeing a ...
    Barry A. WarsawBarry A. Warsaw
    Jul 27, 2000 at 7:24 pm
    Jul 31, 2000 at 6:09 am
  • I am currently in the middle of hooking up a large external C++ library by maintaining a database of C++ function pointers that I will call from Python. If anybody has tried this before, my question ...
    Jul 29, 2000 at 5:44 am
    Jul 31, 2000 at 12:01 am
  • Okay. I'm getting a bit frustrated here. I'm trying to suck bits out of a file (which is in a simple, but non standard image format) and then convert this to a bitmap for wxPython. I haven't gotten ...
    Jul 23, 2000 at 3:38 am
    Jul 23, 2000 at 1:24 pm
  • Does anyone know a used book store that would carry this out of print book? Email great. thanks, SL sglanger at oakland.edu
    Steve langerSteve langer
    Jul 16, 2000 at 8:57 pm
    Jul 19, 2000 at 4:44 pm
  • Is there a module or program like CPAN in Python that collects all the existing modules available in some organized way, and even compiles it for you? If not, that would really provide python with a ...
    Peter HallidayPeter Halliday
    Jul 16, 2000 at 2:50 am
    Jul 18, 2000 at 6:20 am
  • I'm just getting started with Python. The indentation feature really does make things readable ... except when using multi-line strings. This just doesn't look right: def multiline(x): if x: print ...
    Jul 17, 2000 at 7:50 pm
    Jul 18, 2000 at 1:44 am
  • I have a reproduceable GPF on NT when picking objects of a class that has a __getattr__ implementation. Take out the __getattr__ and the pickle works fine. Are there ways to implement __getattr__ and ...
    Sean Mc GrathSean Mc Grath
    Jul 2, 2000 at 11:51 am
    Jul 6, 2000 at 4:32 pm
  • Hello. I have a few questions about the (pseudo) random number generator supplied in the standard library. I need 80 random bits (for a CipherSaber IV) but I hear most RNG's only supply 32 bits or ...
    Kalle SvenssonKalle Svensson
    Jul 3, 2000 at 2:28 pm
    Jul 6, 2000 at 4:25 am
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