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  • I'm stumbling over a seemingly trivial problem. Following are some descriptions of the problem, various attemps at solving it, and some comments. We know that exp(-1000) is approximately zero to ...
    Huaiyu ZhuHuaiyu Zhu
    Oct 10, 2000 at 1:48 am
    Oct 31, 2000 at 4:58 am
  • Hi there, I have started work on a project that I *think* is unique. If not, someone please send me a URL to such a project's site. The object may sound like an odd one. But I'll give the rundown. If ...
    Alex McHaleAlex McHale
    Oct 22, 2000 at 7:24 am
    Nov 10, 2000 at 12:54 am
  • I've sort of mentioned this before and all I got was general murmors of agreement but no solution. This is such a huge irritation and time waster for me that if it isn't sorted out I can't really ...
    Dale Strickland-ClarkDale Strickland-Clark
    Oct 27, 2000 at 1:29 pm
    Nov 7, 2000 at 9:34 pm
  • Jim, Congrats on the new team members, they seem like they should know a little about Python ;) "Jim Fulton" <jim at digicool.com wrote in message news:mailman.972701018.9951.python-list at ...
    Phil HarrisPhil Harris
    Oct 27, 2000 at 8:27 am
    Nov 11, 2000 at 5:34 pm
  • Hi. This isn't to start a flame war, but to clarify some confusion I have. I am wondering why there are two separate python interpreters being developed (the one in C, the other in Java). Wouldn't it ...
    D-ManD-Man
    Oct 30, 2000 at 4:27 am
    Nov 6, 2000 at 4:57 pm
  • All, I have a bonafide need to create copies of strings in a python program (as opposed to a reference to the original). I tried using the 'copy' module using both it's 'copy' and 'deepcopy' methods ...
    Peter RuppPeter Rupp
    Oct 3, 2000 at 2:08 pm
    Oct 8, 2000 at 11:50 pm
  • I have been using Python off and on for 6 months now and have grown to love it from the beginning. However, there is a facett of Python that annoys me somewhat. It is the 'scoping by indentation'. ...
    SuppamanXSuppamanX
    Oct 24, 2000 at 3:42 am
    Nov 6, 2000 at 3:38 am
  • A parent class defines some instance variables I want to access in the subclass. I thought I was supposed to call the super class' __init__ but whenever I tried I got errors so I didn't--but the ...
    Thomas GagneThomas Gagne
    Oct 6, 2000 at 4:00 am
    Oct 12, 2000 at 4:46 pm
  • I have a file that I want to read line-by-line, and stop reading when I run out of lines. My first desire was to attempt: while line = fp.readline(): do something with 'line' but that doesn't work ...
    Thomas GagneThomas Gagne
    Oct 5, 2000 at 11:58 pm
    Nov 21, 2000 at 8:24 am
  • Is __getattr__ supposed to be run only when the attribute is not already defined? This does not seem to be so and it is very costly (equivalent of addition of two 1000 element vectors). In the ...
    Huaiyu ZhuHuaiyu Zhu
    Oct 1, 2000 at 4:07 am
    Oct 10, 2000 at 8:30 pm
  • Hi All, I am a newbie to python, and I have the following question, in c++ I can create a constant through something like an enum, or a const variable or a static. How do I go about doing something ...
    Tom wrightTom wright
    Oct 28, 2000 at 2:16 pm
    Nov 6, 2000 at 7:15 pm
  • It is our pleasure to announce the release of ActivePython 2.0, build 202. This binary distribution, based on Python 2.0, is available from ActiveState's website at: ...
    Activestate-AnnounceActivestate-Announce
    Oct 19, 2000 at 11:57 pm
    Oct 24, 2000 at 2:30 pm
  • I need to prevent multiple copies of a python app from running simultaneously on a single machine. In Windows and C++, this is done with sending custom window messages to all top level windows, or ...
    Joshua MuskovitzJoshua Muskovitz
    Oct 24, 2000 at 7:42 pm
    Oct 29, 2000 at 2:34 pm
  • Hi all, I've got a worker thread which listens on an ICMP (ping) socket for replies to pings that I send out (on the same socket from a different thread). All of this code runs fine, but the socket ...
    Joshua MuskovitzJoshua Muskovitz
    Oct 3, 2000 at 5:50 am
    Oct 13, 2000 at 10:23 pm
  • I am "pre-beginner". I'm probably at the start of a very long journey. Basically, I want to learn how to create relatively simple Windows Applications (although I'm not against "exporting" to other ...
    FifeclubFifeclub
    Oct 11, 2000 at 4:06 pm
    Oct 13, 2000 at 3:40 pm
  • Hi! I have started a project PySymbolic - "Doing Symbolics in Python" PySymbolic is a collection of tools for doing elementary symbolic calculations in Python. The project is in alpha stage. Current ...
    Pearu PetersonPearu Peterson
    Oct 10, 2000 at 5:42 pm
    Oct 15, 2000 at 9:33 pm
  • Hi, For my next programming job I intend to do extreme programming with about 6-10 programmers; might bring in an XP coach to head the team. (Commercial thing, obviously.) I expect to use Python. ...
    Ng Pheng SiongNg Pheng Siong
    Oct 25, 2000 at 3:36 pm
    Nov 9, 2000 at 7:05 am
  • Is there anyone who uses Pythonwin with a different character set on Windows? -- Japanese, Chinese, European and so on. I tried to type in Korean characters in Pythonwin but only to fail -- they ...
    June KimJune Kim
    Oct 28, 2000 at 4:42 am
    Nov 8, 2000 at 7:13 pm
  • I get error, "TypeError: bad operand type(s) for -" What could be wrong. Joonas.
    JoonasJoonas
    Oct 26, 2000 at 2:25 pm
    Oct 27, 2000 at 12:35 pm
  • Hello JPython users, I'm very happy to announce the formation of the Jython project on SourceForge. Jython is the successor to JPython, the Java implementation of the Python programming language. ...
    Barry A. WarsawBarry A. Warsaw
    Oct 19, 2000 at 1:39 pm
    Oct 21, 2000 at 12:39 pm
  • well, the second time around, you are executing in the module global namespace and the varaible assignments become "permanent", ie your objects live until the module object you are executing gets ...
    Erno KuuselaErno Kuusela
    Oct 30, 2000 at 7:31 pm
    Nov 6, 2000 at 8:51 pm
  • "Python can be eaten, but Perl can't" Well, surely that means Python is more useful, at least when you're hungry :) trying-very-hard-not-to-rise-to-the-bait-and-failingly- burkhard
    Burkhard KlossBurkhard Kloss
    Oct 13, 2000 at 9:39 am
    Oct 20, 2000 at 3:43 pm
  • * Dale Strickland-Clark <dale at out-think.NOSPAMco.uk menulis: Methods which can take many different types as an argument were made functions. So, for example, since you can find the length of ...
    Cliff CrawfordCliff Crawford
    Oct 31, 2000 at 4:19 pm
    Nov 5, 2000 at 8:12 pm
  • Hi, Just wondered if somebody could clear something up for me: First, the development of Stackless Python: if this is a great idea, why hasn't this been implemented in Python allready, or at least in ...
    Thomas WeholtThomas Weholt
    Oct 6, 2000 at 9:53 am
    Oct 9, 2000 at 2:29 pm
  • When I switched from python 1.5.2 to 2.0 final I had a surprise in some code that was working previously. It comes down to: 3.8999999999999999 3.1230000000000002 Someone is going to start talking ...
    Gordon WilliamsGordon Williams
    Oct 31, 2000 at 9:10 pm
    Nov 6, 2000 at 9:09 am
  • Hi: I have tried to download wxPython 2.2.1 from SourceForge (file wxPython-2.2.1.EXE), but the file is not accesible (in fact no one file in the site is downloadable) Where else can I find wxPython ...
    EnriqueEnrique
    Oct 10, 2000 at 4:38 pm
    Oct 27, 2000 at 7:00 am
  • I'm trying to do a project with Python and I'm not convinced I've set things up properly. In writing C code I've grown accustomed to creating separate files for each function. This doesn't seem to ...
    Thomas GagneThomas Gagne
    Oct 2, 2000 at 2:33 am
    Oct 17, 2000 at 12:01 pm
  • I have a file that looks like: <batch <order <order_head/ (only one of these) <order_detail/ (multiples of these) </order <order .... </batch What I need is a good approach to take each <order ...
    Thomas GagneThomas Gagne
    Oct 5, 2000 at 10:25 pm
    Oct 10, 2000 at 1:18 pm
  • Man, I just have to say, I *love* python. I was struggling with the problem of how to take a pathname and double all of the backslashes in it, so that (for example): c:\foo\bar\zingo.walla.walla -- ...
    Joshua MuskovitzJoshua Muskovitz
    Oct 7, 2000 at 2:35 am
    Oct 9, 2000 at 6:19 pm
  • Just converted over to 2.0. Import x as y is SO DARN COOL!!!
    Grant MunseyGrant Munsey
    Oct 30, 2000 at 1:44 am
    Nov 1, 2000 at 1:02 am
  • Hi all! Python is a great language and has many great features. I especially like the dynamic typing and the flexibility it allows, in addition to its aid in distributed objects (CORBA). However, I ...
    D-ManD-Man
    Oct 30, 2000 at 3:08 pm
    Oct 31, 2000 at 12:59 pm
  • I was just wondering if anyone could clue me in how to read data from the Windows clipboard? I have been reading through all the past posts regarding the clipboard; but none has had the information ...
    Alex McHaleAlex McHale
    Oct 24, 2000 at 3:29 am
    Oct 30, 2000 at 10:54 am
  • Hi, I'm in need of an SMTP setup that will allow me to receive as well as send messages. The Python SMTPlib looked like a good bet but it seems to be send-only (kind of like the POP3 lib stuff seems ...
    BennyBenny
    Oct 14, 2000 at 8:23 pm
    Oct 18, 2000 at 7:39 am
  • Anyone know anything about the starship's inaccessibility? How long it will last, etc.?? Thanks, Manus (usually you could mail me at python.net, but.... mjhand at concentric.net for now) Sent via ...
    Manus HandManus Hand
    Oct 22, 2000 at 6:36 am
    Oct 29, 2000 at 9:38 pm
  • I am trying to write a simple Python script which which uses ADO through Python's COM extension but never exit. For this I have writen a simple while loop however this causes a problem on Windows NT. ...
    Alex116321Alex116321
    Oct 23, 2000 at 6:53 pm
    Oct 24, 2000 at 6:13 pm
  • What is the most effective way, in terms of the execution speed, to build up a histogram of words from a multiple of huge text files? (NOTE: I meant HISTOGRAM a list of all words occuring from texts, ...
    June KimJune Kim
    Oct 12, 2000 at 12:35 pm
    Oct 13, 2000 at 12:48 pm
  • I plan to search more in the Zope archives and maybe discuss this question on one of their myriad of mailing lists or discussion boards, but I was hoping that someone might have a quick answer. I'm a ...
    Tom BryanTom Bryan
    Oct 27, 2000 at 12:14 am
    Oct 30, 2000 at 4:36 pm
  • In Python 2.0, I was surprised to see join() had become a method of string. I "naturally" expected it to be a method of list. For example, in Objective-C this is Array-componentsJoinedByString: In ...
    EchuckEchuck
    Oct 6, 2000 at 4:08 am
    Oct 10, 2000 at 12:24 am
  • Okay, say I have three different strings: #1: they #2: that #3: tommy And a user gives me a string -- 'the', I want it to match to 'they'. Then say they give me a string, 'to', I want it to match to ...
    Stephen HansenStephen Hansen
    Oct 4, 2000 at 7:34 pm
    Oct 6, 2000 at 9:32 am
  • Hi all, I am using MacPython 1.5.2 on a G3 powerbook, and I am getting a strange result from a fibonachi function. This is what I typed at the command line: ... if len(cache) i: ... return cache[i] ...
    Neil MacnealeNeil Macneale
    Oct 5, 2000 at 10:35 pm
    Oct 16, 2000 at 4:34 pm
  • Hi, I'm sure that other commercial developers have had this concern, namely, how do I prevent others from figuring out how my code works (without the original source, that is...)? Do code obfuscators ...
    Joshua MuskovitzJoshua Muskovitz
    Oct 7, 2000 at 1:22 am
    Oct 14, 2000 at 2:55 am
  • How do I take advantage of a SMP (2 CPU) machine? The speed improvement that I get is what I would expect from 1 CPU machine. Is anyone using Python on SMP machines? ---William Park, Open Geometry ...
    William ParkWilliam Park
    Oct 5, 2000 at 8:53 pm
    Oct 11, 2000 at 5:54 am
  • Hello, I wrote the following simple recursive factorial function in python: def fact(num): if num < 2: 1 return num * fact(num - 1) When I run it, I get the following: 6 which is correct, but if I ...
    JohnvertJohnvert
    Oct 8, 2000 at 2:49 am
    Oct 9, 2000 at 9:17 am
  • Does python have any way to mimic scanf ? I just bought Python on Win32 and I can't find anything in there about it, or on the python.org html tutorial. Also; how many ways to mimic scanf are there?
    Tony WatermanTony Waterman
    Oct 17, 2000 at 1:50 am
    Nov 15, 2000 at 3:24 pm
  • Hello, Is there a 'ready to use' version of Python Imaging Library running on Windows for the Realase 2.0 of Python ? I've tried to use the old 1.5.2 library but it doesn't work... Thank you for your ...
    PatrickPatrick
    Oct 29, 2000 at 8:50 am
    Nov 13, 2000 at 7:10 pm
  • Steve WilliamsSteve Williams
    Oct 30, 2000 at 1:42 am
    Nov 3, 2000 at 2:16 pm
  • I need to produce a bunch of standard reports from a database and am considering Python. The reports need to be pretty but probably text only (although borders and boxes would be nice). They should ...
    Dale Strickland-ClarkDale Strickland-Clark
    Oct 25, 2000 at 2:08 pm
    Oct 27, 2000 at 7:41 pm
  • I'm new to Python and am trying to get my company to adopt it as a 'quick and dirty' glue tool. I would like to assemble a demonstration for my boss that would undeniably convince him. What I'd like ...
    ChrisgarlandChrisgarland
    Oct 16, 2000 at 4:15 am
    Oct 21, 2000 at 7:02 am
  • Barry, I sure hope it is resolved and JPython is continually enhanced. I believe JPython to be the most under-rated tool in the programming community. Unfortunately, it is still in the shadows of ...
    Ken SwiszKen Swisz
    Oct 1, 2000 at 3:50 am
    Oct 7, 2000 at 1:30 pm
  • I've got to write a search and replace type routine that works on a template file. i have a dictionary with string keys and values. i want parse a template file and replace "{KEYNAME}" with the value ...
    Pete ShinnersPete Shinners
    Oct 27, 2000 at 8:42 pm
    Nov 6, 2000 at 1:46 pm
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