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  • A unique event in all the history of Python: two releases on the same day! (At least in my timezone. :-) Python 2.0b1 is released. The BeOpen PythonLabs and our cast of SourceForge volunteers have ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Sep 6, 2000 at 4:49 am
    Sep 20, 2000 at 1:54 pm
  • Y'know, all this smoke and noise about python license issues makes me think of Tim Peters' Public Domain advocacy. Not that I know anything about legal anything, but hey, it sounded good to me. How ...
    Quinn DunkanQuinn Dunkan
    Sep 9, 2000 at 7:36 am
    Oct 28, 2000 at 9:37 pm
  • What is Python and where can I find out more about it? Thanks, Mark :o)
    Sep 14, 2000 at 8:22 am
    Nov 22, 2000 at 5:15 am
  • The lambda definition is limited to only one expression, and everything you do with lambda, can also be done with plain functions. return a + b 5 5 So, does lamda have a feature that regulars funcs ...
    Sep 19, 2000 at 1:43 am
    Oct 26, 2000 at 2:57 pm
  • Is there any reason the XML sig has chosen to make it so f****g difficult to install the XML package? I go look through the sig archives, and I see dozens of people asking how to install the package, ...
    Sep 23, 2000 at 8:06 pm
    Oct 15, 2000 at 6:10 pm
  • Here's a new section for the "What's New in Python 2.0" document describing the new development process. I'd greatly appreciate comments on it, both from readers who can point out hard-to-understand ...
    A.M. KuchlingA.M. Kuchling
    Sep 27, 2000 at 2:46 am
    Nov 5, 2000 at 7:11 pm
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    K, I've read responses to my XML rants, and I've had a few days to calm down again. I'd like to formally thank the XML-SIG folk for making the effort to create XML tools for Python. I'm still ...
    Sep 26, 2000 at 4:54 pm
    Oct 11, 2000 at 11:24 pm
  • Newsgroupies: Warm up Python 1.6 or 2.0b, on Win2000 or Solaris, and shoot this at it: import re print re.sub('([a-z])([A-Z])', r'\1 \2', 'GoldMan') The resulting CPU use profile would seem to ...
    Sep 25, 2000 at 8:01 pm
    Oct 11, 2000 at 5:17 am
  • I am fairly new to Python. I have been using VB, C++, and Java most of my life. I am debating whether it is worth learning Python over just sticking with Java. It seems Python does not have any real ...
    Crow and ServoCrow and Servo
    Sep 4, 2000 at 1:31 am
    Sep 16, 2000 at 4:25 pm
  • What's the correct way to initialise a list of lists I find that the natural [[]]*n doesn't work eg [[], [], [], [], []] [[1], [1], [1], [1], [1]] so I'm forced to use the rather pedantic S=[] for i ...
    Robin BeckerRobin Becker
    Sep 8, 2000 at 4:36 pm
    Sep 12, 2000 at 7:20 am
  • Seems as though most members of this list are pretty happy with the recent Augmented Assignment PEP definition. As a proponent of *true* augmented assignment, though, I suggest we rename that new ...
    Bob AlexanderBob Alexander
    Sep 13, 2000 at 6:15 pm
    Sep 16, 2000 at 1:39 am
  • Hi! Just curious, but why isn't there a SIG for making a large library of code? (Or is there and I am not aware of it?) I often see people ask if Python has something like CPAN... --Hans Nowak
    Hans NowakHans Nowak
    Sep 26, 2000 at 2:52 pm
    Oct 2, 2000 at 12:01 pm
  • I am a complete coding newbie, looking for a first language to learn. I consider Perl, I consider C++ (or even d-flat... bleyech), I consider Java, I consider javascript. I am not sure why I should ...
    Sep 6, 2000 at 3:52 am
    Sep 9, 2000 at 6:26 am
  • Hi Gang, I was trying to chain "sort" and "reverse" together the other day <<confess , ala Perl, but I found that it didn't work, e.g.: Python 2.0b2 (#6, Sep 26 2000, 14:59:21) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] ...
    Grant GriffinGrant Griffin
    Sep 29, 2000 at 5:37 pm
    Oct 13, 2000 at 10:13 am
  • Hi, I asked one of our specialists if we should not consider using Zope instead of tomcat and Python instead of Java. His reply was as follows : Do you agree with all these comments ? Leon. The reply ...
    Leon BooyensLeon Booyens
    Sep 15, 2000 at 11:20 am
    Oct 13, 2000 at 12:32 am
  • I've tried to follow the recent discussions regarding Python 2.0b1, but I am left with a question. Is there a downside to moving from 1.5.2 to 2.0b1? I run Python both on Win32 and on Linux. Are .pyd ...
    Tim RobertsTim Roberts
    Sep 21, 2000 at 5:22 am
    Oct 1, 2000 at 7:27 am
  • In Tcl there exists the possibility to create in a function an alias for a variable in the calling stack frame. The mechanism is upvar parentsVar myNameForParentsVariable Every reference to ...
    Harald KirschHarald Kirsch
    Sep 20, 2000 at 11:38 am
    Sep 26, 2000 at 11:21 pm
  • Hello, I've been using python and advocating it for several years now. However, I haven't been keeping up with all the new features proposed on c.l.py. (Or the legal battles either?) After reading ...
    Kevin O'ConnorKevin O'Connor
    Sep 8, 2000 at 2:09 am
    Sep 16, 2000 at 9:01 pm
  • I have no objection to using this in a small self-contained program like Tim's example. However I would like to warn that using os.chdir() is not always a safe practice! The current directory is used ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Sep 24, 2000 at 10:09 pm
    Sep 26, 2000 at 4:38 pm
  • Hi, I'm using SHA to generate crc codes in a large project, but I've allready discovered equal crc codes for different files, even size is different. How can this be? Someone told me that the chance ...
    Thomas WeholtThomas Weholt
    Sep 15, 2000 at 9:09 am
    Sep 19, 2000 at 12:26 pm
  • Python itself is okay (well, so far anyway). But the metalanguage -- the terminology used to discuss features of the language -- is weirding me out. "Dictionaries" aren't dictionaries at all, they're ...
    Jonadab the Unsightly OneJonadab the Unsightly One
    Sep 6, 2000 at 12:49 am
    Oct 3, 2000 at 12:23 am
  • In article <sc5x5.8117$ZN4.1096440 at news1.cableinet.net , Brett Lempereur <a.lempereur[remove this|@|remove this]cableinet.co.uk wrote: Don't use a class method as the function argument to ...
    Aahz MaruchAahz Maruch
    Sep 17, 2000 at 3:42 pm
    Sep 20, 2000 at 10:43 pm
  • I havn't followed the entire discussion of "print ", so forgive me if this covers ground that's been gone over already. It seems to me that the thing to do would be to define a "print" method for ...
    Roy SmithRoy Smith
    Sep 1, 2000 at 10:46 pm
    Sep 20, 2000 at 6:15 pm
  • I decided to give a thread its own copy of some data. But I gather that it is impossible to create a seperate copy of an atomic object (because the implementation is free to make both names bind to ...
    Sep 28, 2000 at 2:56 pm
    Sep 30, 2000 at 12:30 am
  • It seems the world is getting more complex :) Being as how work has tied me to a windows universe but I still want to use python I'm contemplating GUI toolkits: WXWINDOWS Looks fast, like the ...
    bo Vandenbergbo Vandenberg
    Sep 21, 2000 at 12:59 am
    Sep 28, 2000 at 8:10 pm
  • Hello In ActionScript, JavaScript and VBScript, there is the 'with' operator torefer to the same piece of code many times.. For example in VBScript: Set evilcommondocument = ...
    Jason CunliffeJason Cunliffe
    Sep 1, 2000 at 7:33 pm
    Sep 6, 2000 at 12:55 am
  • Hi everybody, I am a new Python user and am interested very much in this language. This is my first time of visiting this newsgroup,but I just find about 20 messages are displayed here! Is this ...
    Sep 21, 2000 at 2:32 pm
    Sep 28, 2000 at 3:38 am
  • It is with some trepidation that I post this; I'm not sure it's useful. It provides some very simple filesystem-access functionality in a very simple way, but it will throw exceptions at surprising ...
    Kragen SitakerKragen Sitaker
    Sep 26, 2000 at 11:19 pm
    Oct 2, 2000 at 1:38 am
  • How could I convert following C statments to Python? char tmp_ch, tmp_ch0, tmp_ch1; tmp_ch = 'K' - 'A'; /* - 10 */ tmp_ch0 = ('N' - 'A') << 4; /* - -48 */ tmp_ch1 = tmp_ch+ tmp_ch0; /* - -38 */ ...
    Sep 26, 2000 at 10:01 pm
    Sep 27, 2000 at 8:42 pm
  • How come Python can't count down to zero? Was it written by ancient Romans or something? Python 1.5.2 (#7, Apr 21 2000, 13:18:02) [C] on irix646 Copyright 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, ...
    Curtis JensenCurtis Jensen
    Sep 22, 2000 at 8:27 pm
    Sep 25, 2000 at 5:08 pm
  • Unicode text strings are supposed to be written thus: unistr = u'\u0660\u2000ab ...' That's a bit inconvenient if a lot of text strings use mostly characters that have to be represented as "\uxxxx". ...
    Bertilo WennergrenBertilo Wennergren
    Sep 7, 2000 at 9:22 am
    Sep 8, 2000 at 9:21 pm
  • How do i most elegantly let an object switch its class membership? My problem is, i have a sort of proxy object with a name. When this proxy object gets a certain request (especially, for a text it ...
    Dirk-Ulrich HeiseDirk-Ulrich Heise
    Sep 27, 2000 at 2:49 pm
    Oct 9, 2000 at 7:27 am
  • I searched DejaNews and found some similar topics, but nothing which really answered my question. I need to get the root password from the user to exec a program which requires root privileges. I ...
    Eric Gillespie, Jr.Eric Gillespie, Jr.
    Sep 30, 2000 at 9:05 pm
    Oct 1, 2000 at 10:04 pm
  • I come from Perl and was wondering with RegExp syntax mode was most like Perl's syntax? It's not that I dislike Emacs-style...well, actually it _is_ that I dislike Emacs-style. Is there one that's ...
    Tim HammerquistTim Hammerquist
    Sep 15, 2000 at 7:14 am
    Sep 20, 2000 at 5:57 pm
  • Can somebody provide small piece of code, which returns list of img tags? I've trying this lines: class IMGParser(HTMLParser): def end_img(arg): return but it return only an anchors, how to get ...
    Sep 14, 2000 at 6:15 pm
    Sep 18, 2000 at 12:57 pm
  • Question: Using Python as a CGI and running it under Apache, would Python realistically be able to handle 5,000 hits an hour and not degrade performance? With Python's threading, (ex: using a ...
    Sep 7, 2000 at 1:40 pm
    Sep 9, 2000 at 2:10 am
  • Myk ... Has anyone got a fast routine for calculating the fractal dimension of a set of points in 2 or 3D space? Thanks. According to the inventor of fractals (Hausdorff in the year 1899), you can ...
    Mike BrennerMike Brenner
    Sep 29, 2000 at 12:33 pm
    Sep 30, 2000 at 11:42 pm
  • Ian - Do you see any at least potential contradiction between your position re: newbies access to Python and My experience as a newbie had been that Python let me discover, with the just enough ref ...
    Sep 4, 2000 at 6:01 pm
    Sep 29, 2000 at 10:54 am
  • Hi guys!! I've just get involved in a project that needs to fetch some web pages via SSL. I said : "ok, no problem. Just let me take my debian box..." . My boss said this time it will we a WIN32 ...
    Sep 23, 2000 at 4:56 pm
    Sep 25, 2000 at 1:32 pm
  • I have no experience in programming. I'm looking to learn python. Can anyone recommend some good books for a beginner? Cheers, Dave
    David ArthursDavid Arthurs
    Sep 16, 2000 at 2:09 pm
    Sep 18, 2000 at 8:51 pm
  • There seem to be several packages out there for Python scientific/numeric plotting on the Mac, but it is not clear which are simplest to use -- my criteria. Some seem to require several packages. ...
    Louis M. PecoraLouis M. Pecora
    Sep 3, 2000 at 1:59 pm
    Sep 4, 2000 at 9:44 pm
  • Hi All, I'm new to Python and I was wondering if anyone new of a way of doing the following:- I have a list of tuples of the form (variablename, variableFunction). In Python, if I type:- variablename ...
    Matthew BanhamMatthew Banham
    Sep 19, 2000 at 8:32 pm
    Oct 11, 2000 at 6:25 am
  • If you want to do Mac OSX development without the developers CD, "Darwin Tools on Mac OSX" at <http://www.darwinfo.org/ has a link to the article: ...
    Steven D. MajewskiSteven D. Majewski
    Sep 29, 2000 at 3:49 pm
    Oct 9, 2000 at 1:02 am
  • Hello all, I want to exchange font colors of headings of a certain level in HTML files. I have a line containing a heading level 1, e.g.: <h1 <font COLOR="#FF0000" Heading Level 1</font </h1 . Now I ...
    Franz GEIGERFranz GEIGER
    Sep 30, 2000 at 1:08 pm
    Oct 4, 2000 at 2:02 pm
  • are you sure? if you checked this from the command line, you've tricked by python's '\\' \ 1 (in other words, if you just type a variable name at the prompt, it's converted back to a string literal). ...
    Fredrik LundhFredrik Lundh
    Sep 20, 2000 at 7:31 pm
    Sep 24, 2000 at 8:44 am
  • hi! i'v got next: want to use socket.sendto method to send data via TCP and for example send SYN packet to some host [21:01][lg at ns][/]# python [p1] Python 2.0b1 (#15, Sep 7 2000, 19:56:45) [GCC ...
    Zajcev EvgenyZajcev Evgeny
    Sep 11, 2000 at 9:10 pm
    Sep 15, 2000 at 12:17 am
  • can you guys tell me where to find a NumPy module that works...? I tried various sites, I downloaded cl.exe and link.exe off ftp sites... I get link and library errors. I get MatrixArray module not ...
    Charles Gruschow, Jr.Charles Gruschow, Jr.
    Sep 8, 2000 at 7:25 am
    Sep 9, 2000 at 10:43 am
  • Hello! Working on windows I need to know if the file I'm about to open is binary or ascii. How can I find out which the file is? // Anders
    Anders M ErikssonAnders M Eriksson
    Sep 7, 2000 at 3:58 pm
    Sep 8, 2000 at 3:47 pm
  • Is there any standard for mapping standard Python types to CORBA IDL types? I have read the CORBA Python Language Mapping spec, which describes how CORBA IDL types are mapped to standard Python ...
    Andrew MacKeithAndrew MacKeith
    Sep 21, 2000 at 8:49 pm
    Oct 25, 2000 at 4:19 am
  • In my IDL file I have a fragment that looks like: interface MarketInterface { readonly attribute CosNaming::Name CorbaName; readonly attribute string NamingDef; attribute string MarketNameLong; ...
    Dag SundeDag Sunde
    Sep 26, 2000 at 10:21 am
    Oct 12, 2000 at 9:34 pm
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