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  • Hello.. I posted before a much longer version of this question but I got only one response. What do function attributes give that cannot be accomplished with function objects? Thanks, /R
    Roy KatzRoy Katz
    Jan 27, 2001 at 1:34 am
    Feb 7, 2001 at 11:03 pm
  • I'm thinking of moving from perl to python and I was looking for opinions on the difference. I'm sure this being a python-centric group that I'll get very pro-python answers but I'm sure there are ...
    Joel RickerJoel Ricker
    Jan 5, 2001 at 2:49 am
    Jan 9, 2001 at 5:47 pm
  • I'm about to start converting the small fool proof (ha ha) admin system I have been working from console based to web based. What is the easiest way to go about integrating python into apache so I ...
    Chris WatsonChris Watson
    Jan 7, 2001 at 11:36 pm
    Jan 17, 2001 at 1:39 am
  • Just been reading a "Ruby centric" comparison of Ruby vs Python on: http://helium.ruby-lang.org/en/compar.html would be interested to hear the Pythonista view.... james
    James LockleyJames Lockley
    Jan 24, 2001 at 11:21 am
    Feb 27, 2001 at 10:10 pm
  • Hi. Several times browsing the module library, I've found some functions which state explicitly what exceptions they throw, because they are not the built-in types. However, how can I know the ...
    Jan 20, 2001 at 9:17 am
    Feb 5, 2001 at 1:03 am
  • Why do I have the sinking feeling that, with all the talk about IDEs for Python, that the cognoscenti all use Emacs with python-mode and a shell window? ;-) -- Chris Ryland * Em Software, Inc. * ...
    Chris RylandChris Ryland
    Jan 19, 2001 at 4:00 am
    Jan 29, 2001 at 4:56 pm
  • Hello, I am a Visual Basic programmer who wants to increase his knowledge of programming languages. Now that the curses, boos, and barrage of rotten fruit are out of the way, I would like to ask this ...
    Charlotte WilliamsCharlotte Williams
    Jan 7, 2001 at 12:21 am
    Jan 30, 2001 at 10:20 pm
  • It has to be cross platform between Linux and Windows, so it seems that my choices are Tkinter and wxPython. Your experience, thoughts, opinion, on the relative merits and pitfalls of each? My ...
    Rick LeeRick Lee
    Jan 25, 2001 at 2:04 am
    Jan 29, 2001 at 3:07 pm
  • Hi , i haven't used Python but i do have experience in other languages vb , java , c++ . Is Python a fully object oriented ? Thanks
    Jan 10, 2001 at 11:48 pm
    Jan 17, 2001 at 2:47 am
  • "Simon Brunning" <SBrunning at trisystems.co.uk wrote in message news:mailman.978711906.28690.python-list at python.org... [snip] ...which reminds me: why no PEPs about adding to Python's core some ...
    Alex MartelliAlex Martelli
    Jan 6, 2001 at 7:26 pm
    Jan 11, 2001 at 1:39 pm
  • Hi! I am using rational numbers from the gmpy module and I find that creating one in Python using is rather clumsy. Clearly, minimal representation of this rational number is 3/4 but in Python this ...
    Pearu PetersonPearu Peterson
    Jan 25, 2001 at 4:01 pm
    Feb 1, 2001 at 6:55 am
  • I've been messing around with python-2.1a1 and have discovered the new feature 'function attributes'. The project I'm currently working on can really use this feature. The feature itself would be ...
    Mike RombergMike Romberg
    Jan 24, 2001 at 5:35 pm
    Jan 28, 2001 at 2:27 pm
  • Hi , does anyone know how widly in an instries does python being used ? I looked at the syntax of it and read some stuff on it,it's interested i just want to know if it's worth learning it. Thanks
    Jan 11, 2001 at 10:23 pm
    Feb 1, 2001 at 9:36 pm
  • I need a boolean (not bit-wise) xor function. I've got the following function, but my logic skills are rusty enough that I'm wondering if this is the "right" way to do it (I've validated that it ...
    Aahz MaruchAahz Maruch
    Jan 7, 2001 at 6:27 pm
    Jan 12, 2001 at 3:59 pm
  • I am in the very basic stages of writing down what I want in an OSX specific Python IDE. While reading the reference manual it denotes that 8 spaces is that standard for indentation. However almost ...
    Robert L HicksRobert L Hicks
    Jan 19, 2001 at 7:57 pm
    Jan 22, 2001 at 4:26 am
  • Hi Gang, I'm sure this has been asked a thousand times, but I haven't seen it asked lately (or ever <wink ). Why does Python use square braces ([]) instead of curly braces ({}) when accessing ...
    Grant GriffinGrant Griffin
    Jan 29, 2001 at 4:04 am
    Feb 1, 2001 at 3:00 pm
  • ...in that they carry information which trancends their execution. Reading the 'function attributes' thread and looking at users' needs... I have to ask... why function attributes? why not function ...
    Roy KatzRoy Katz
    Jan 25, 2001 at 1:28 am
    Feb 7, 2001 at 7:19 am
  • In article <t5eojolijv1e58 at corp.supernews.com , "AndroidMonkey" wrote:
    David AllenDavid Allen
    Jan 6, 2001 at 7:22 pm
    Jan 15, 2001 at 8:14 pm
  • Hello, Since the new .NET platform from MS will take all the compatible .NET languages and transform them to an IL (intermediate language ???), then take the IL to native compiled code, this means ...
    Jan 15, 2001 at 4:04 pm
    Feb 3, 2001 at 1:44 pm
  • I stumbled upon a new idiom for enums (at least it's new to me) that some folks might find helpful. The standard idiom is of course: (FIRST, SECOND, THIRD) = range(3) and I would have used this ...
    Will WareWill Ware
    Jan 6, 2001 at 3:41 pm
    Jan 21, 2001 at 10:03 pm
  • Hi, I notice that there doesn't seem to be a boolean xor operator in Python. Does someone know the reasons behind this? Regards, Def P Get free email and a permanent address at ...
    Def PDef P
    Jan 26, 2001 at 12:51 pm
    Jan 31, 2001 at 9:51 am
  • Are there any GUI components or ways to build a GUI in Python that contains all the widgets that one would expect to find in a VB or Java environment. Can you (easily) build things like explorer like ...
    Marco SeiriöMarco Seiriö
    Jan 18, 2001 at 7:48 pm
    Jan 22, 2001 at 9:12 pm
  • What kinds of programs can you make with Python. Does anyone have some examples. Dan
    Dead DanDead Dan
    Jan 22, 2001 at 7:02 am
    Feb 5, 2001 at 12:28 pm
  • Hi all, I have written a nice Python application with TKinter. And it works fine.Yes. But now I want to build an exe, but - o what ashit with that installer, builder, simple - confuing thing. I have ...
    Bruno SchaeferBruno Schaefer
    Jan 18, 2001 at 8:03 pm
    Jan 22, 2001 at 4:57 pm
  • HI! (I know that SIG proposals should go to the META-SIG list but I guess not many developers are subscribed to this list. Therefore I start the discussion here.) I would like to propose a ...
    Michael StröderMichael Ströder
    Jan 27, 2001 at 1:09 pm
    Feb 7, 2001 at 2:44 pm
  • does random call whrandom or are they two completly different random number algorhythms? I could never figure that out. And Rand? That is depreciated, no? Why is there random *and* whrandom and when ...
    Jan 20, 2001 at 8:41 am
    Feb 2, 2001 at 9:27 am
  • There seems to be several good options to choose from when it comes to GUI developent with Python. Can someone say somthing, without killing each other with flames, what GUI one should choose? Stupid ...
    Marco SeiriöMarco Seiriö
    Jan 24, 2001 at 5:04 pm
    Feb 1, 2001 at 7:12 pm
  • As part of my learning exercises, I've been attempting to translate a short perl script into Python. I don't really know Perl, but when I was attempting to learn how to use the .qmail files at my web ...
    Sheila KingSheila King
    Jan 20, 2001 at 5:57 am
    Jan 21, 2001 at 8:05 pm
  • I unexpectedly get l1 modified by doing "l += l2" (see example 1). I take it is because l and l1 point to the same object. If I use the string type instead of the list type, I don't get l2 modified. ...
    Joe SmithJoe Smith
    Jan 4, 2001 at 7:31 am
    Jan 5, 2001 at 7:36 pm
  • I quite often use dictionaries as sets in Python... But it doesn't really seem pretty enough to me... Some arbitrariness (as with "while 1: ... break" I still don't like that one...) about using what ...
    Magnus Lie HetlandMagnus Lie Hetland
    Jan 30, 2001 at 1:56 pm
    Feb 2, 2001 at 5:38 pm
  • Dear newgroupreaders, As a Python newbie, I've been collecting lots of questions and answers from this newsgroup. It contains stuff not readily found in the many good FAQ from the net. Before setting ...
    Jan 27, 2001 at 5:51 pm
    Jan 30, 2001 at 12:44 am
  • C:\All\echuck\Projects\Webware python ActivePython 2.0, build 202 (ActiveState Tool Corp.) based on Python 2.0 (#8, Oct 19 2000, 11:30:05) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32 Traceback (most recent call ...
    Chuck EsterbrookChuck Esterbrook
    Jan 26, 2001 at 6:51 pm
    Jan 30, 2001 at 2:47 am
  • Greetings- I am wanting to access a relational database via Python. Knowing that a "simple" query such as "Why no "do until" statement" can generate replies for months, I offer the following: * What ...
    glinds - Greg Lindstromglinds - Greg Lindstrom
    Jan 15, 2001 at 8:17 pm
    Jan 25, 2001 at 11:09 am
  • This may be rather silly, but I can't think of a clever way... To traverse a single list the code is: for item in list: print item However, if there are multiple lists (of the same length) is there a ...
    Victor MuslinVictor Muslin
    Jan 3, 2001 at 9:59 pm
    Jan 7, 2001 at 5:28 pm
  • Hi all, I began to play around with cgi scripts and of course use Python for that. And man, it is a pleasure to do that with Python! It really is a snap. After about a day I had written an Issue ...
    Franz GEIGERFranz GEIGER
    Jan 30, 2001 at 5:49 pm
    Feb 8, 2001 at 7:26 am
  • Greetings all: So I am writing this program to parse text files. I am using a tuple to store the field names and values (i.e. [['id =', 't =', ...]['','',...]]. The program reads through all the ...
    Steven Citron-PoustySteven Citron-Pousty
    Jan 15, 2001 at 5:36 pm
    Jan 24, 2001 at 12:54 am
  • Python has fork/exec. I want to use it. After fork and before exec I would like the child process to close all files other than 0, 1 and 2 (i.e. standard input/output/error). On some systems there is ...
    Harald KirschHarald Kirsch
    Jan 17, 2001 at 8:29 am
    Jan 19, 2001 at 5:34 pm
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    Hi, First:I am want to read something about PHYTON. Which books are good for a programmer with good knowledge in differnt languages PHP, SQL and so one? Second: I searchin links about PHYTON and ...
    Volker JahnsVolker Jahns
    Jan 29, 2001 at 1:27 pm
    Jan 30, 2001 at 1:40 pm
  • I found the following script in the mac standard distribution (see path below). It seems to be Guido's, i am not sure however, i am at a loss as to how to use this. I was unable to run it and there ...
    Jan 21, 2001 at 9:43 am
    Jan 25, 2001 at 10:12 pm
  • OK, working on converting a friend's Perl script to configure network/X configuration based on the configuratio of the computer at the time of boot to Python. I'm stumped by what seems to be ...
    Steve LambSteve Lamb
    Jan 18, 2001 at 9:22 pm
    Jan 22, 2001 at 8:37 pm
  • Duplicating complex code in two different projects, so that they have to be kept in sync manually at the cost of time and effort, is the mistake. Another one is tying a fast-moving project such as ...
    Andrew KuchlingAndrew Kuchling
    Jan 16, 2001 at 3:20 am
    Jan 20, 2001 at 11:19 pm
  • What is the best way to run a python script from within the interpreter? What command should I use? Thanks, Dan
    Rolander, DanRolander, Dan
    Jan 18, 2001 at 3:29 pm
    Jan 19, 2001 at 7:13 pm
  • This migh sound radical, but has anyone ever entertained the idea that foo.'bar bletch' might be a useful and logical extension of Python's current attribute selection machinery? I realize that ...
    Chris RylandChris Ryland
    Jan 11, 2001 at 8:27 pm
    Jan 15, 2001 at 7:51 am
  • Hello there I've just discovered that when using the escape character in a string, if the following character is _not_ an expected 'escape code' character, the the backslash is passed on, rather than ...
    Jan 8, 2001 at 12:28 pm
    Jan 10, 2001 at 5:25 pm
  • Hello, Using the 'global' keyword, I can have my functions access global variables, like: # try.py val0 def change_val() : global val val = 2*val change_val() print val However, this scheme falls ...
    Bram StolkBram Stolk
    Jan 2, 2001 at 12:41 pm
    Jan 3, 2001 at 3:18 pm
  • Anyone: I noticed the following while dabbling in Perl, Ruby and Python recently. Take your standard factorial implementation, a la: PYTHON ====== import sys def factor(n): if n == 1: return 1 else: ...
    Bob CalcoBob Calco
    Jan 1, 2001 at 8:54 pm
    Jan 3, 2001 at 2:37 pm
  • Hello all, I have a multithreaded program in which I use the following pattern in various places, because I was pretty sure it was thread-safe. But since I was just reading the thread about ...
    Clarence GardnerClarence Gardner
    Jan 28, 2001 at 5:41 am
    Feb 3, 2001 at 3:55 am
  • what can you do when the client dies in a client/server socket relationship? currently, my problem is that the server doesn't know when a client has terminated unexpectedly. is there any way to do ...
    Keith MurphyKeith Murphy
    Jan 23, 2001 at 7:43 pm
    Jan 30, 2001 at 5:16 pm
  • Thanks for answering my last question. I get the beep now, but no matter what numbers I put in for the frequency and duration it doesn't change. Ron
    Jan 24, 2001 at 4:34 am
    Jan 25, 2001 at 4:54 pm
  • I have been programming in Python for several years. I still occasionally make mistakes with functions (such as sort) that return only "None". I suggest that functions like sort should return either ...
    Edward C. JonesEdward C. Jones
    Jan 12, 2001 at 3:51 pm
    Jan 16, 2001 at 6:46 pm
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