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  • We still don't have a new license for Python 1.6; Bob Kahn and Richard Stallman need to talk before a decision can be made about how to deal with the one remaining GPL incompatibility. While we're ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Aug 2, 2000 at 4:09 am
    Aug 28, 2000 at 7:35 pm
  • Have you ever dreamt of using C++ streams inside Python ? Well here is your solution: PyStream - A C++ stream emulation for Python -------------------------------------------- PyStream is a trial to ...
    Andreas JungAndreas Jung
    Aug 22, 2000 at 6:56 pm
    Oct 4, 2000 at 2:53 pm
  • Python 1.6 The balanced language (I'd say 1.5.2, but...) --------------------------------- Python has many features from many languages: * Functional features: - Lambda, filter, map, eval. And for i ...
    Manuel Gutierrez AlgabaManuel Gutierrez Algaba
    Aug 28, 2000 at 6:01 pm
    Sep 13, 2000 at 4:27 am
  • Is there any plan to merge Stackless Python and Python 2.0 (or some post-2.0 Python)? -- Barnabas T. Rumjuggler's page of dumbth: members.home.net/rumjuggler ...I expect a stranger to speak ...
    Ben WolfsonBen Wolfson
    Aug 4, 2000 at 8:04 pm
    Aug 17, 2000 at 4:26 am
  • This incorporates the comments I received. It is to be merged (linked) with the official PEP 211. Python Extension Proposal: Adding New Math Operators Huaiyu Zhu <hzhu at users.sourceforge.net ...
    Huaiyu ZhuHuaiyu Zhu
    Aug 8, 2000 at 8:13 pm
    Aug 11, 2000 at 7:26 pm
  • Has anyone considered a different format for tuples to get around the somewhat strange single element tuple format? I find when explaining the language to others, the single tuple format always ...
    Gene CGene C
    Aug 31, 2000 at 8:43 pm
    Sep 6, 2000 at 12:09 pm
  • My company does web applications in Python, and we're growing like nuts. Despite (or because of) being in the SF Bay Area, we're having a hard time finding Python coders. The jobs page at ...
    Sam PenroseSam Penrose
    Aug 15, 2000 at 4:10 am
    Oct 3, 2000 at 2:31 pm
  • The market ---------- As with other markets :-), the scripting language market is up for a consolidation. Which, like on other markets, will lead to an emergence of a fewer but larger players. The ...
    LobozcLobozc
    Aug 12, 2000 at 4:08 am
    Aug 16, 2000 at 5:29 pm
  • Hi. Does the print statement cause output to be displayed when it is run from threads, as opposed to the main thread? Thanks, Roey Katz.
    Roy KatzRoy Katz
    Aug 21, 2000 at 11:58 pm
    Aug 31, 2000 at 8:45 am
  • OK, work finally let me go long enough for me to apply the lessons that were plowed into my head by this newsgroup over the discussion of "Perl is Worse". First off, I want to thank everyone for the ...
    Steve LambSteve Lamb
    Aug 1, 2000 at 5:24 pm
    Aug 6, 2000 at 4:32 pm
  • How can you make a character-by-character copy of one string to a target string, with out using a temporary list type variable? IE (with out doing somethin like this): fromstr = 'aslfdj'; target = ...
    CHRISCHRIS
    Aug 20, 2000 at 6:06 am
    Sep 30, 2000 at 7:38 am
  • Hi, I'm fairly new to Python, so apologies if this has cropped up before. As I understand it, there is no destructor/finalise in Python. What was the reason behind this omission? TIA, Peter
    Peter.foremanPeter.foreman
    Aug 21, 2000 at 6:15 pm
    Sep 5, 2000 at 3:58 pm
  • An HTML version of the attached can be viewed at http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0224.html Even though the implementation won't go into Python 2.0, it is worthwhile discussing this now, since ...
    M.-A. LemburgM.-A. Lemburg
    Aug 25, 2000 at 3:05 pm
    Sep 1, 2000 at 1:38 am
  • I'm now working in Python on Windows a little bit. So far I'm very satisfied. I have had no problems with core Python, and IDLE seems to work very nicely too. I have one problem, though: on Unix ...
    Hrvoje NiksicHrvoje Niksic
    Aug 8, 2000 at 10:36 am
    Aug 24, 2000 at 3:59 pm
  • This may sound stupid but im realy new to programming and i dont know what a text editor is. I need to know what a text editor is so i can creat module files in the future.
    TTDCKDTTDCKD
    Aug 18, 2000 at 2:11 am
    Sep 28, 2000 at 10:38 pm
  • I'm a newbie to python, checking if I can convert a TCL-app into python. I need some help/hints, because obviously I missed something in event-handling!? in Tcl I can use "trave" /and/or "vwait" to ...
    Henning HanusaHenning Hanusa
    Aug 20, 2000 at 1:58 pm
    Sep 6, 2000 at 10:20 am
  • I've been following through on several online Python tutorials- (I've learned most of the MUD languages, HTML, DHTML, Java, JavaScript, and some C); and it's really a lot of fun! This is the first ...
    The Jazz SingerThe Jazz Singer
    Aug 23, 2000 at 3:56 pm
    Sep 8, 2000 at 1:36 pm
  • I'm curious, it seems to me that _A LOT_ of people recognize python as a well done, practical language. I occassionally browse the scheme or perl or java newsgroups (etc..) and I often see python ...
    Sp00fdSp00fd
    Aug 12, 2000 at 8:02 pm
    Aug 20, 2000 at 7:11 am
  • FAO:arw at pythonpros.com Hello arw, Mmm... I came accross your original article about python, saying how great it was, with an example using matrices. I've never been able to get into Perl or Tcl, ...
    HanSoloHanSolo
    Aug 14, 2000 at 6:53 pm
    Aug 17, 2000 at 7:22 pm
  • I was just wondering, of the people here that use Python at work, what kind of programming are you doing and what company? I'm a Systems Administrator myself, I use python for a number of tasks, ...
    sp00fDsp00fD
    Aug 20, 2000 at 12:58 am
    Aug 24, 2000 at 7:15 am
  • I've set a goal to eventually write my own language. Since I'm a total newbie, I was advised to start with "Python", then "JPython". Learn Java, and then progress to C++.(Which I was told was too ...
    Searcher7Searcher7
    Aug 17, 2000 at 10:45 am
    Aug 22, 2000 at 1:33 pm
  • Hello everybody! I recently decided to learn a scripting language like perl, tcl or python and can't decide which I should choose. Someone told me that perl is source-compatible, you can take the ...
    Kurt AistingerKurt Aistinger
    Aug 2, 2000 at 6:03 pm
    Sep 14, 2000 at 2:59 pm
  • I have some JUNIOR staff and they are asking if there any CBT or multi-media courses for Python They are NEWBIES !!
    Ken MossmanKen Mossman
    Aug 30, 2000 at 4:49 am
    Sep 4, 2000 at 1:42 pm
  • I agree with you direction for basic functionality to support small single person tasks, but for larger projects involving a number of people, where communication and maintenance is an issue. The ...
    Martin KewMartin Kew
    Aug 17, 2000 at 12:20 am
    Sep 13, 2000 at 6:39 pm
  • Is it possible to implement timeout on read? eg. answer = sys.stdin.readline() but I want it to timeout after 30 seconds. -- Thomas.
    LecLec
    Aug 16, 2000 at 2:46 am
    Aug 25, 2000 at 8:58 am
  • Could you clarify the following statements you made? From: "Tim Peters" <tim_one at email.msn.com To: <python-list at python.org Subject: RE: The State of Python Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 01:50:53 -0400 ...
    JoneshenryJoneshenry
    Aug 3, 2000 at 5:10 am
    Aug 9, 2000 at 4:25 am
  • What is the best (fastest) way to strip new line characters from a string in Python? In C I would do: char *p; p = strchr(str, '\n'); if(p) *p = '\0'; /* repeat process for '\r' character */ Thanks.
    CHRISCHRIS
    Aug 15, 2000 at 6:57 am
    Aug 28, 2000 at 9:12 am
  • http://tess.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=o066qs.2.2 Typed Drawing Word Mark PYTHON Goods and Services IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: information services, namely, providing computer programs, ...
    DavidDavid
    Aug 26, 2000 at 3:24 am
    Aug 28, 2000 at 4:00 am
  • Hi! This is my first post here, and I hope I won't be OT! I'm a quite experienced Perl programming and now I'm beginning to learn Python: after using it for a couple of weeks, I found it a very ...
    MimmoMimmo
    Aug 6, 2000 at 7:49 am
    Aug 8, 2000 at 5:45 pm
  • While I don't really like the new print syntax, I've decided to accept it. This leaves me with the problem of how to say it out loud. However, I just remembered ESR's "ascii" program: $ ascii ' ' ...
    Carey EvansCarey Evans
    Aug 31, 2000 at 12:27 pm
    Sep 7, 2000 at 7:19 am
  • Hi, people. A few quick thoughts about Python and COBOL, while awakening! A few languages have legibility as one of their primary goals, and before Python, I think that only COBOL was so found about ...
    François PinardFrançois Pinard
    Aug 28, 2000 at 1:15 pm
    Sep 4, 2000 at 10:23 am
  • I am totally new to Python and have just tried out the windows version 1.5.2 on Win2000. I was very pleased to see that it worked with both ASP, IE DHTML and WSH. I have a .pys file (WSH) here that ...
    Syver EnstadSyver Enstad
    Aug 7, 2000 at 9:32 pm
    Aug 12, 2000 at 11:07 am
  • the first one works, but the second one always returns a 0. ( (e%4 == 0) & (self.current == e-1) ) ( e%4 == 0 & self.current == e-1 ) is there some reason the ordering in python can't accept the ...
    Keith MurphyKeith Murphy
    Aug 9, 2000 at 9:33 pm
    Aug 11, 2000 at 4:29 pm
  • Hey, Pretty new to Python, and was messing about with multi-threading (also new). Is there a theoretical limit to the maximum number of threads that can be spawned? My machine (450MHz PIII, 320Mb ...
    QuasimodoQuasimodo
    Aug 20, 2000 at 1:47 am
    Aug 21, 2000 at 6:24 pm
  • Hi All, Is there a deltree-like function in the Python standard library? I have been looking at os.removedirs(), but it won't delete non-empty directories. I'd like to delete a whole tree, with files ...
    ArkaitzArkaitz
    Aug 28, 2000 at 2:34 pm
    Sep 24, 2000 at 7:44 am
  • Attempting to locate binaries of Numpy 16.0 for Win32. Anybody have them? Keith Farmer deoradh at yahoo.com
    Keith FarmerKeith Farmer
    Aug 30, 2000 at 6:57 am
    Sep 14, 2000 at 8:49 pm
  • As we are using Python 1.5 in our commercial applications, I have a few questions about the Python 1.5 (not 1.6/2.0) license. I am hoping for assurance that (a) it's not legal or enforceable to claw ...
    Warren PostmaWarren Postma
    Aug 16, 2000 at 1:12 pm
    Aug 26, 2000 at 6:18 pm
  • I've attached the current draft for the Augmented Assignment proposal. Due to popular demand <wink I've added a Rationale section that tries to (*briefly*) explain why augmented assignment is a Good ...
    Thomas WoutersThomas Wouters
    Aug 14, 2000 at 4:03 pm
    Aug 21, 2000 at 9:01 pm
  • Hi, Marduk! Where is your http://starship.python.net/crew/marduk/linbot/ ? Did the project die? moved? Oleg. ---- Oleg Broytmann http://phd.pp.ru/ phd at phd.pp.ru Programmers don't die, they just ...
    Oleg BroytmannOleg Broytmann
    Aug 30, 2000 at 8:24 am
    Sep 9, 2000 at 6:04 pm
  • With BeOpen's help, CNRI has prepared a FAQ about the new license which should answer those questions. The official URL for the Python 1.6 license FAQ is http://www.python.org/1.6/license_faq.html ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Aug 23, 2000 at 10:04 pm
    Aug 24, 2000 at 11:45 pm
  • Hallo all, I am looking for a CORBA environment for Python. It should be CORBA 2.3 compliant and offer at least a naming, a trader and an event service. Is there something around? Detlev Offenbach ...
    Detlev OffenbachDetlev Offenbach
    Aug 7, 2000 at 6:36 pm
    Aug 17, 2000 at 12:16 am
  • I have a list of strings: romans = ['aqueduct', 'sanitation', 'roads', 'irrigation', 'medicine', 'education', 'wine', 'public baths', 'order'] And I have a single string: us = 'wine, women and song.' ...
    Simon BrunningSimon Brunning
    Aug 14, 2000 at 3:14 pm
    Aug 16, 2000 at 2:06 am
  • Hi, I was wondering if anyone is interested in helping me write a html website engine (or whatever you call it) based on the slashdot code written in perl that websites such as http://www.deadly.org ...
    JtoyJtoy
    Aug 8, 2000 at 7:28 pm
    Aug 13, 2000 at 5:47 pm
  • I'm sure I've seen a place with a snippet for this, but I couldn't find it: what's the cleanest way to convert a random nested list structure like: ['foo', ['bar', 'baz'], 'quux'] into: 'foo bar baz ...
    Cees de GrootCees de Groot
    Aug 9, 2000 at 9:42 am
    Aug 12, 2000 at 8:59 pm
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    Hi All, I am printing a string to a html page and the string is correctly stored in the MySQL database as This string wraps onto 3 lines Line2 Line3 << But, of course, it comes out on the web page as ...
    Simon FaulknerSimon Faulkner
    Aug 20, 2000 at 8:47 am
    Sep 5, 2000 at 8:09 pm
  • I was wondering if there's any way to use Mark Hammond's Win32 extensions to access the Windows file dialogs (Load/Save) to get a list of filenames back. I've tried the tk_askloadfilename(), but it's ...
    Kevin CazabonKevin Cazabon
    Aug 25, 2000 at 2:38 am
    Aug 28, 2000 at 4:56 am
  • *sigh* A couple of my coworkers think it is hard to read Python code since there's no '}' at the end of a compound statement. S section of the Python FAQ <http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html#6.2 gives ...
    Aron InsingaAron Insinga
    Aug 22, 2000 at 7:57 pm
    Aug 24, 2000 at 11:16 am
  • Are there any incrementation or decrementation operators in Python?
    CHRISCHRIS
    Aug 13, 2000 at 8:17 am
    Aug 14, 2000 at 8:09 pm
  • I am developing an extension for Python in Visual C++ 6. I have created a Win32 DLL project and exported the initx function. When I try to import the extension into Python it responds with the ...
    Stuart DallasStuart Dallas
    Aug 8, 2000 at 3:32 pm
    Aug 11, 2000 at 8:33 am
  • OK. So they really aren't C structures, but they're close. Now, I've only been programming in Python for about two days, so naturally I'm an expert. My little how-to-learn-Python project is to build ...
    Thomas GagneThomas Gagne
    Aug 9, 2000 at 3:18 am
    Aug 10, 2000 at 1:07 pm
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