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  • Can someone point me at an explanation of the logic for not having do: until or explain the elegant way to achieve this in Python. eg do : R=Themistor.ReadResistance() T=R_to_Temperature(R) until (T ...
    Dec 30, 2000 at 3:00 am
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  • Here are some thoughts on possible enhancements to Python. If discussion shows any positive enthusiasm maybe they could turn into PEPs. Bob ---- New operator: embedded assignment As C and Java ...
    Bob AlexanderBob Alexander
    Dec 23, 2000 at 5:00 pm
    Jan 12, 2001 at 9:18 pm
  • Hi; I?m an intermediate-level programmer that?s new to Python (via Zope) and I like it a lot. However, it appears to me that, while Python is a good replacement for Perl, it cannot replace much of ...
    Ben OceanBen Ocean
    Dec 27, 2000 at 6:03 am
    Jan 13, 2001 at 3:42 pm
  • Hello, I was reading a Dr. Dobb's recently and it mentioned that Ruby uses the @ symbol to denote instance members of a class. This appeals to me because I can comprehend it faster than seeing 'self' ...
    Roy KatzRoy Katz
    Dec 12, 2000 at 6:44 am
    Dec 18, 2000 at 10:29 pm
  • In article <3A2FFB8B.2030408 at zoologic.com , Panu Viljamaa wrote: I have used both and like both very much. I think of Python as a very advanced scripting language. Much cleaner and more regular ...
    Russell E. OwenRussell E. Owen
    Dec 12, 2000 at 6:26 pm
    Dec 18, 2000 at 7:06 pm
  • [Brad Clements] Dear Lord, man! We can only pray that your msg expires from Guido's newsfeed before he returns. If not ... well, in the spirit of the season you should be sure to tell your family how ...
    Tim PetersTim Peters
    Dec 23, 2000 at 5:15 am
    Jan 3, 2001 at 8:42 am
  • I am doing some research and I would be grateful if anybody could give me some history on the origins of Python. -- Worker Disk Drive Computer Books http://disk.vstorecomputers.com Sent via Deja.com ...
    Dec 6, 2000 at 1:12 am
    Dec 15, 2000 at 4:02 pm
  • If these ideas meet with favor, I'll write-up a PEP. 1. List.append(elem) and List.pop() are great. Let's add two more methods, List.prepend(elem) and List.leftpop(). The goal is to make ...
    Raymond HettingerRaymond Hettinger
    Dec 29, 2000 at 7:49 pm
    Jan 10, 2001 at 6:37 pm
  • I realize that Python allows me to catch exceptions. But being a novice I'm not sure if they are used much in the 'real world'. In Java, my current bread-winning language, exceptions are caught ...
    Jerome MrozakJerome Mrozak
    Dec 12, 2000 at 7:35 am
    Dec 19, 2000 at 2:00 pm
  • Can someone recommend a decent introduction to functional programming in Python? I haven't found any suitable intro, and I'd like to learn more about map(), apply(), lambda, and the like. I ...
    Richard P. MullerRichard P. Muller
    Dec 22, 2000 at 4:49 am
    Jan 2, 2001 at 6:27 pm
  • Repost from edu-sig at python.org elist -- one typo/URL fixed. ============================= List-Archive: <http://www.python.org/pipermail/edu-sig/ Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 01:08:01 -0800 I've ...
    Kirby UrnerKirby Urner
    Dec 18, 2000 at 10:07 pm
    Dec 26, 2000 at 11:28 pm
  • Hello People have been asking about getting _direct_ access to a printer port over the last few weeks, and I've already made some comments on the matter myself. By 'direct' in this case, I'm assuming ...
    Dec 13, 2000 at 10:50 am
    Dec 19, 2000 at 9:33 am
  • Has anyone written a Python wrapper for the C++ Standard Template Library? Ed Jones
    Edward C. JonesEdward C. Jones
    Dec 9, 2000 at 12:00 am
    Dec 11, 2000 at 1:00 pm
  • 1 Is this an intended/expected result? What is the lying structure beneath this?
    June KimJune Kim
    Dec 28, 2000 at 10:23 am
    Dec 31, 2000 at 8:38 pm
  • Hi all! I know that t = os.system('ls -l') return code and assigns it to t. I would like to get the data, not the code, that is resulted from the command into a variable. (i.e. -rw-r--r-- 1 root ...
    Dec 19, 2000 at 5:23 pm
    May 9, 2002 at 1:52 pm
  • This may seem like an odd question, but what is the most Python-like compiled language? I'm a new programmer and have been learning on Python. I'm trying to build some command-line driven programs to ...
    Alexander LawheadAlexander Lawhead
    Dec 11, 2000 at 10:18 pm
    Dec 14, 2000 at 1:03 am
  • This morning I wes very happy to see in my local Barnes&Noble today a prominent stack of an excellent new book: 'Core Python Programming' by Wesley Chun. ...
    Jason CunliffeJason Cunliffe
    Dec 29, 2000 at 3:44 am
    Dec 30, 2000 at 11:28 pm
  • "Rob Brown-Bayliss" <rob at ZOOstation.cc wrote in message news:mailman.977623149.8184.python-list at python.org... [snip] OOP is _much_ more 'central' to Python than FP; thus, a good grasp of it is ...
    Alex MartelliAlex Martelli
    Dec 24, 2000 at 4:17 pm
    Dec 28, 2000 at 10:19 am
  • Does anyone know of a utility to change between the coding conventions of def fooBarBaz(): pass and def foo_bar_baz(): pass It is a pain to do this by hand. Thanks, Issac
    Issac TrottsIssac Trotts
    Dec 22, 2000 at 8:20 pm
    Dec 27, 2000 at 7:30 pm
  • [Coming to this thread two weeks late -- I've finally given up on CNRI's news server and have started reading Usenet from home. This may mean I have to do actual work.] I sleep quite well, thank you. ...
    A.M. KuchlingA.M. Kuchling
    Dec 7, 2000 at 2:42 am
    Dec 19, 2000 at 1:52 pm
  • Hi! I've learned a few time Python and programming. I wrote a function that calculates a factorial of N and I was wondering if it's the best (I think it's not. =) way to do that. I'm glad to hear ...
    Olli RajalaOlli Rajala
    Dec 4, 2000 at 3:48 pm
    Dec 8, 2000 at 4:07 pm
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    Hello world, I'm trying to sort a List of List, on the third col, but I don't find how to do this. Please help me. ;) Greg
    Dec 6, 2000 at 9:07 am
    Dec 7, 2000 at 12:20 pm
  • Python 2.0 no longer ships with a soundex module. Sometime ago, Tim Peters and Fred Drake each cooked up replacements written in Python. I merged them together into a single module which is available ...
    Skip MontanaroSkip Montanaro
    Dec 20, 2000 at 6:44 pm
    Dec 27, 2000 at 9:09 pm
  • Hello Python People ! I have been looking at, and trying out Python (under Win NT) and although Python SEEMS interesting can it "cut the mustad" on a real client project ?? Curently, I develop using ...
    Dec 14, 2000 at 12:30 am
    Dec 19, 2000 at 11:52 am
  • Hi there! Does Python know something like the "inherited" keyword from Borland Pascal? In Pascal it is used to call a method of a class's superclass, i.e. instead of saying "superclass.method()" you ...
    Carsten GaeblerCarsten Gaebler
    Dec 4, 2000 at 1:41 pm
    Dec 6, 2000 at 2:10 pm
  • I have searched Deja, looked in two pyton books, and searched the python.org site trying to find out this simple question. Can someone please give me the call and the module it lives in? Thanks, Scott
    Scott HathawayScott Hathaway
    Dec 28, 2000 at 7:18 pm
    Jan 2, 2001 at 9:23 pm
  • I'm in the process of architecting an application with medium sized data sets. Python dictionaries are tempting as part of the representation mechanism. How do they perform when they have 100,000 ...
    Dec 29, 2000 at 9:08 pm
    Dec 31, 2000 at 11:54 pm
  • If I create an object using obj = win32com.client.Dispatch(progid) can I see events from the object? In WSH the CreateObject method has an extra parameter which is the prefix for subroutine names ...
    Paul MoorePaul Moore
    Dec 19, 2000 at 12:49 pm
    Dec 22, 2000 at 10:23 am
  • I'm looking for a source code management system for looking after Python, Java, Javascript and possibly other languages too. Does anyone know of such a system that matches or comes close? Essential ...
    Dale Strickland-ClarkDale Strickland-Clark
    Dec 13, 2000 at 3:37 pm
    Dec 19, 2000 at 5:44 pm
  • I just read this good article about Perl advocacy. I think it applies to Python equally. I found the link mentioned from /. this morning. ...
    Dec 14, 2000 at 11:39 pm
    Dec 15, 2000 at 9:44 pm
  • Hello! For a recent assignment in my computer science class, we coded up a graph which implements the Shortest Path algorithm (it's a model of the Internet, with 'web pages' as nodes, and the latency ...
    Roy KatzRoy Katz
    Dec 9, 2000 at 5:48 am
    Dec 14, 2000 at 3:43 pm
  • My program hangs when running that instruction: ourlist=ourregex.split(s) I can only kill it, or ctrl+z ourregex is of course result of re.compile() s is a long string it works good with other ...
    Jacek PopławskiJacek Popławski
    Dec 28, 2000 at 12:20 am
    Jan 4, 2001 at 3:21 am
  • I frequent the Samba mailing list. A couple of days ago Richard Sharp put together an smbclient.so library of client functions for SMB. SMB is Microsoft's native file and print sharing protocol. ...
    Michael B. AllenMichael B. Allen
    Dec 31, 2000 at 8:23 am
    Jan 4, 2001 at 1:23 am
  • I'm doing some sort of web client programming, and have to observe the messages that my browser and web-servers transmit, being tired of guessing what the messages'd be and looking up the references ...
    June KimJune Kim
    Dec 26, 2000 at 8:24 pm
    Dec 31, 2000 at 4:16 pm
  • Hi all. I'm trying to find out if there's any interest in a kitchen-sink Python module for mail handling. I've got some code (for my company's internal product) that, with a little bit of polishing, ...
    Preston LandersPreston Landers
    Dec 20, 2000 at 10:41 pm
    Dec 26, 2000 at 10:50 pm
  • Hi All! I am new to Python, and just try to write my first program. But I have a small problem. My program should find first numbers in the set from 1 to 100000. I made such a code: first = ...
    Dec 12, 2000 at 11:32 am
    Dec 14, 2000 at 9:00 am
  • I've completed a draft of PEP 222 (sort of -- note the XXX comments in the text for things that still need to be resolved). This is being posted to python-dev, python-web-modules, and ...
    A.M. KuchlingA.M. Kuchling
    Dec 22, 2000 at 7:28 pm
    Dec 28, 2000 at 2:59 pm
  • Hello! I am looking for a way to create a global unique identifier / UUID with python. I found a way to do this with ActivePython in Windows, but I need a solution for other platforms, too. (In ...
    Georg Gogo. BERNHARDGeorg Gogo. BERNHARD
    Dec 20, 2000 at 11:07 pm
    Dec 23, 2000 at 12:20 am
  • I'm using Python 2.0 on Win32. In the code following, the binding doesn't seem to work; it can't detect mouse double-clicking at all. (Maybe a platform-specific problem, I reckon) from Tkinter import ...
    June KimJune Kim
    Dec 19, 2000 at 8:51 am
    Dec 19, 2000 at 7:12 pm
  • I just got back from two book stores, nothing on Python, I was shocked! So I went online and found a pile but I hate ordering online, I like to browse through them first. Anyways, I really like ...
    Richard ZilavecRichard Zilavec
    Dec 13, 2000 at 3:40 pm
    Dec 15, 2000 at 2:23 pm
  • Where can I find a binary distribution for Windows of the Python Image Library 1.1.1. (It is not as yet available from Pythonware as a binary and I unfortunatly have no means of compiling the code on ...
    Leon BooyensLeon Booyens
    Dec 7, 2000 at 8:09 am
    Dec 14, 2000 at 1:55 am
  • Has anyone tried Komodo from ActiveState yet? What are you thoughts on it? I see that a Linux beta is out now as well. Will Komodo for Linux have to have the ActiveState versions of Perl and Python ...
    Robert L HicksRobert L Hicks
    Dec 30, 2000 at 1:43 am
    Jan 3, 2001 at 3:09 am
  • Is there a python implementation of the python VM? Basically for experimenting? Chui
    Chui TeyChui Tey
    Dec 19, 2000 at 10:31 am
    Dec 23, 2000 at 5:52 am
  • I read with interest a recent thread asking about threading, the global interpreter lock, and symmetric multiprocessing. Nobody mentioned, as far as I could see, Stackless Python and microthreads. ...
    Dec 15, 2000 at 1:14 am
    Dec 22, 2000 at 3:35 pm
  • I'm sure people already know about this, but I just got hit with a really screwy error. I have a python checkbook program that evaluates date strings, such as "01/31/99". Most dates are fine, but if ...
    Richard P. MullerRichard P. Muller
    Dec 17, 2000 at 6:36 pm
    Dec 19, 2000 at 4:08 am
  • Is it safe to loop through sys.modules.items() reloading each module, as long as I catch the ImportError? Am I guaranteed to have all python modules reloaded if I do the loop twice? import sys for ...
    Syver EnstadSyver Enstad
    Dec 9, 2000 at 4:25 am
    Dec 16, 2000 at 4:08 am
  • Is Python a compiled language that can be run on a platform like c++, or is it interpreted like java, or is it in a class of its own?
    Matt FreyMatt Frey
    Dec 12, 2000 at 5:58 am
    Dec 15, 2000 at 5:43 pm
  • Hello Everyone, I need some advice. I want to write an api engine in python that will be used as the back end to a gui. The gui will not be written in python. I need a way to expose the api I create ...
    Scott HathawayScott Hathaway
    Dec 9, 2000 at 4:04 pm
    Dec 12, 2000 at 3:47 pm
  • Sorry for newbie questions, but I ran into a couple of problems with fcgi.py. I am using Python 1.5.2 on WindowsNT 4.0. 1) I tried to run fcgi.py from the command line (to exercise its _test() ...
    Victor MuslinVictor Muslin
    Dec 28, 2000 at 12:32 am
    Jan 2, 2001 at 12:30 pm
  • Hello, I am trying to write an HTML parser. I am starting off with a simple one like so: # html_parser.py import re import string newline=re.compile('\n') HTMLtags=re.compile('<.* ') ...
    Voitenko, DenisVoitenko, Denis
    Dec 29, 2000 at 3:26 pm
    Dec 31, 2000 at 4:43 pm
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