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  • Sometimes, when writing code, I find it would be nice if there were a "do...until" construct in Python. This would be preferable to using a "while" construct if you wanted to make sure the loop will ...
    Ken PeekKen Peek
    Apr 16, 2001 at 4:44 am
    May 11, 2001 at 5:34 am
  • ActiveState Corporation <http://activestate.com/ produces an multi-language/multi-platform IDE called Komodo, which is based on the Mozilla framework. It is a nice product, overall, based on my tests ...
    Lulu of the Lotus-EatersLulu of the Lotus-Eaters
    Apr 10, 2001 at 6:57 pm
    Apr 23, 2001 at 4:46 pm
  • Okay, okay, but I still have to ask. Why isn't there a conditional operator (a ? b : c) in Python? 2.0 now has augmented assignments, and the FAQ even acknowledges that the conditional operator is ...
    Erik Max FrancisErik Max Francis
    Apr 1, 2001 at 2:04 am
    Sep 7, 2001 at 10:10 pm
  • Now that there are so many Python books out or in the pipeline it is more pleasant than discouraging to do some gap analysis. Here are some books that I am looking forward to looking forward to: ...
    Tim RandolphTim Randolph
    Apr 4, 2001 at 5:29 am
    Apr 19, 2001 at 2:37 am
  • I have a couple of questions regarding the new Python garbage collector: (1) Why does it use the rather unusual algorithm it does, rather than a more typical mark and sweep? The per-object storage ...
    Douglas AlanDouglas Alan
    Apr 2, 2001 at 10:28 pm
    Apr 25, 2001 at 8:47 pm
  • Python is an ugly language... Why should you have to name stuff with __*__ to get some pseudo hiding? Or for any reason for that matter... Why do you always have to access class data members as ...
    LukeLuke
    Apr 17, 2001 at 10:08 pm
    Apr 27, 2001 at 5:25 pm
  • This benchmark is actually a reasonable test of compiler (loop) optimization and integer numerics optimizations. On a 1.2GHz Athlon processor with: 512 MB memory Dual Raid ATA 100 IBM Hard drives ...
    David SimmonsDavid Simmons
    Apr 24, 2001 at 1:26 am
    May 4, 2001 at 5:38 am
  • Since self is used for every method of every class, isn't it a bit redundant? I don't know of another OO language that makes you manually carry around the "this"/"self" pointer/reference... Of course ...
    Dave LeBlancDave LeBlanc
    Apr 18, 2001 at 8:10 am
    Apr 21, 2001 at 12:10 am
  • Hello All, Preobebly missed it somewhere. Is there a discussion/sugesstion about enabling named code blockes (like lisp, perl ...) in Python? Thanks. Bye. ...
    Miki TebekaMiki Tebeka
    Apr 12, 2001 at 12:58 pm
    May 3, 2001 at 9:08 pm
  • I am new to Python and I just read something that I thought was peculiar. Is it true that a user can add to the variables of a class just by naming the new variable? Like: ClassObject.var1=5 Would ...
    Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
    Apr 9, 2001 at 2:33 pm
    May 3, 2001 at 12:24 am
  • I know I am going to get hate mail for this, but I have to get it off my chest! I would like to get a few questions answered: 1. What is the point of interfaces without static typing? All that a ...
    Alex ShindichAlex Shindich
    Apr 1, 2001 at 8:21 am
    Apr 12, 2001 at 6:42 pm
  • Umbra is a computer role-playing game written in Python, similar to Alternate Reality and Bard's Tale, with influences from roguelike games and console RPGs, and set in a universe of Lovecraftian ...
    Mark 'Kamikaze' HughesMark 'Kamikaze' Hughes
    Apr 17, 2001 at 3:14 am
    May 23, 2001 at 9:21 pm
  • There are some signs :-) that Python's object model is going to be revised even _before_ Python 3000. Is someone willing to join me fighting for class methods (I mean 'real' class-methods in the ...
    Thomas HellerThomas Heller
    Apr 20, 2001 at 3:05 pm
    Apr 28, 2001 at 11:08 am
  • I think ActiveState's Komodo tool is very poorly designed. It is real slow and even harder to use. I dont understand why they didnt take something like PythonWin (a much better IDE) and enhance it? ...
    Costas MenicoCostas Menico
    Apr 10, 2001 at 1:03 am
    Apr 16, 2001 at 3:42 pm
  • PythonLabs Team Moves to ActiveState To all Python users and developers: Less than half a year ago, I moved with my team to Digital Crations, in the hope of finding a new permanent home for Python ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Apr 1, 2001 at 12:54 am
    Apr 3, 2001 at 10:08 pm
  • A bunch of us were discussing the new Parrot syntax (i.e things like "left_angle_bracket_right_angle_bracket") today and came up with a great idea for a new language syntax, which mixes the best ...
    Roy SmithRoy Smith
    Apr 7, 2001 at 2:17 am
    Apr 18, 2001 at 7:08 pm
  • We found and fixed a rare but serious bug in the dictionary code, and fixed enough small nits to warrant a second release candidate for Python 2.1 -- the final release is still planned for Tuesday, ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Apr 16, 2001 at 3:44 am
    Apr 23, 2001 at 3:33 pm
  • OK-- In MY new language (NOT Python, but a new language "in the nature of" Python): I would make the "do/until" syntax like this: do: # some stuff # some more stuff until condition The "until" line ...
    Ken PeekKen Peek
    Apr 17, 2001 at 6:02 am
    Apr 18, 2001 at 8:47 pm
  • As you all know, Moshe Zadka has been pushing for a new rational number type recently (at the conference) and also implemented a proof- of-concept implementation of his rational PEP 239. Since the ...
    M.-A. LemburgM.-A. Lemburg
    Apr 19, 2001 at 7:04 pm
    Apr 26, 2001 at 6:36 pm
  • Hi folks, I have seen the GUI wars here, and have for the most part ignored them. I am now in a situation where I need input. We have a project that involves a simple GUI--at the moment-- that will ...
    Timothy GrantTimothy Grant
    Apr 19, 2001 at 10:08 pm
    Apr 24, 2001 at 2:05 am
  • Hi, I think I am running into a problem with scope, but I am not sure. I have a global variable CurrentCanvasSetting. This is set to first set to 'init'. I then have two class instances, one for a ...
    Brian ElmegaardBrian Elmegaard
    Apr 5, 2001 at 7:41 am
    Apr 11, 2001 at 6:13 pm
  • Being lazy, I wondered if something like the following was possible in Python? jim=person() Rather than typing jim each time, jim.born60 jim.haircolour='Brown' jim.eyecolour='Green' Have a "with" or ...
    Tim HowarthTim Howarth
    Apr 17, 2001 at 8:16 am
    May 1, 2001 at 11:08 am
  • I've been recently working on a agent-based simulation system which is intended to run with massive numbers of threads in the 15,000-30,000 range. In my initial prototype of the system, I selected ...
    CourageousCourageous
    Apr 15, 2001 at 8:26 pm
    Apr 26, 2001 at 1:34 pm
  • Howdy, I just sent in the patch to fix up all the Python sources to let it compile from the Borland free compiler or C++Builder. This leaves two issues remaining before I put up the ...
    StephenStephen
    Apr 23, 2001 at 7:06 am
    Apr 26, 2001 at 12:44 pm
  • We are pleased to announce ActivePython 2.1 (build 210), a distribution of Python 2.1. http://www.activestate.com/ASPN/Downloads/ActivePython/ ActivePython contains a superset of the functionality ...
    Paul PrescodPaul Prescod
    Apr 19, 2001 at 9:51 pm
    Apr 23, 2001 at 5:46 pm
  • Caught this following the link on Slashdot concerning a trip report about the last Smalltalk conference: http://www.smalltalkconsulting.com/html/SmalltalkSolutions2001%232.html Anyone here have any ...
    Andrew DalkeAndrew Dalke
    Apr 19, 2001 at 1:58 am
    Apr 22, 2001 at 12:30 am
  • I read an article on http://www.perl.com/pub/2001/04/01/parrot.htm about a joint effort between Larry Wall and Guido van Rossum to conceive a new animal. According to them camel + python = parrot. I ...
    Alex ShindichAlex Shindich
    Apr 1, 2001 at 10:33 pm
    Apr 6, 2001 at 11:10 pm
  • Has everyone contemplated upon creating a python 'compiler', which can produce a self-contained binary executable? (for when speed is an absolute neccessity) ..or does such a thing exist already? I'd ...
    News-server.columbus.rr.comNews-server.columbus.rr.com
    Apr 17, 2001 at 10:35 pm
    May 2, 2001 at 3:52 pm
  • Sacrilege, I know. ;-))) But sometimesIi wonder why no modern language will let me have a simple goto statement when nothing else will do as well...this is a rhetorical statement only... I have ...
    Ron StephensRon Stephens
    Apr 13, 2001 at 5:55 pm
    Apr 17, 2001 at 1:00 am
  • I'm planning to do my graduate thesis (pro gradu) for MsC on (yet unconfirmed and still vague) subject tightly related to Python. In short, the main goal is to test hypothesis that a program (or some ...
    Jarno J VirtanenJarno J Virtanen
    Apr 12, 2001 at 9:13 am
    Apr 30, 2001 at 4:19 pm
  • I am a Python newbie and I am wondering if Python and TKInter will allow me to write web applications similar to what I can do with ActiveX. Apparently, ActiveX is not Netscape-compatible, or so I'm ...
    Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
    Apr 11, 2001 at 2:20 pm
    Apr 18, 2001 at 4:00 am
  • What's the source for Python being the "fastest growing programming language"? Just curious.
    Douglas AlanDouglas Alan
    Apr 2, 2001 at 10:23 pm
    Apr 5, 2001 at 10:00 pm
  • I've started to discover the real handiness with lambda expressions in python. I would like to print out each string in a list without having a for loop and I thought this was the perfect candidate ...
    Jeff ShipmanJeff Shipman
    Apr 27, 2001 at 12:26 am
    Apr 30, 2001 at 8:11 am
  • Hi everyone, So I need to build a very large file. Essentially, I need to go through a directory and recursively append the contents of each file from that directory to a file. Here's what I'm doing ...
    Thomas DutermeThomas Duterme
    Apr 14, 2001 at 8:09 am
    Apr 16, 2001 at 6:14 pm
  • Hi-- I'm doing some research developing some algorithms for solving scheduling problems. In the past, I have done most of my work using MS C/C++ v. 7 or the Watcom compiler on a PC because I could ...
    Rick OlsonRick Olson
    Apr 21, 2001 at 8:25 pm
    May 28, 2001 at 4:50 am
  • The idea is to optionnaly allow to force an explicit variable declaration in Python functions/methods for compilation time check. The transparent creation of variables in Python is really nice, but ...
    Laurent PointalLaurent Pointal
    Apr 25, 2001 at 9:01 am
    Apr 28, 2001 at 10:40 pm
  • It's good to know that despite the turmoil of the past year, Guido still comes in to work each day with a fresh view of things ;-) -- Emile van Sebille emile at fenx.com --------- "Tim Peters" ...
    Emile van SebilleEmile van Sebille
    Apr 7, 2001 at 12:17 am
    Apr 20, 2001 at 6:17 am
  • Hey all, I've gotten the bug to learn programming and have chosen Python as the language to learn with. I've downloaded python 2.0 (MacOS) from python.org and started printing out some of the online ...
    Christopher W. BoergerChristopher W. Boerger
    Apr 15, 2001 at 3:18 am
    Apr 16, 2001 at 1:43 pm
  • PyChecker is a python source code checking tool to help you find common bugs. It is meant to find problems that are typically caught by a compiler. Because of the dynamic nature of python, some ...
    Neal NorwitzNeal Norwitz
    Apr 7, 2001 at 6:28 pm
    Apr 13, 2001 at 10:12 pm
  • www.curl.com is the new website that I think just went up last Friday. Curl Corporation is a new MIT inspired outfit whose owners includes Tim Berners-Lee and Michael Dertoutzos (sp??) . I went there ...
    Ron StephensRon Stephens
    Apr 6, 2001 at 12:25 am
    Apr 13, 2001 at 8:03 pm
  • The right way forward for hygienic macros seems to me to be to do a proof of concept implementation on top of standard Python so we can play with it and find if there is anything that really needs ...
    Neil HodgsonNeil Hodgson
    Apr 17, 2001 at 11:51 pm
    Apr 30, 2001 at 7:34 pm
  • Hello, I have downloaded the Windows version "Python-2.1.exe" of Python and am unable to run the executable. An error message stating "System DLLs corrupt or missing" always appears. On closer ...
    Jim KJim K
    Apr 20, 2001 at 1:14 am
    Apr 29, 2001 at 5:07 am
  • what's the best way to spell an abstract base class so that 0) base is B and A inherits from B 1) doing B() causes an exception 2) most of the initialisation code is common in B I thought of class B: ...
    Robin BeckerRobin Becker
    Apr 13, 2001 at 11:04 am
    Apr 26, 2001 at 1:02 pm
  • Is there a published list of Python users? People ask me all the time 'Who uses it?". I've search Google Groups and found a few names mentioned but I'm looking for more. Thanks, Daniel Klein Portland ...
    Daniel KleinDaniel Klein
    Apr 22, 2001 at 3:30 am
    Apr 23, 2001 at 4:51 pm
  • I want to test a line to see if it matches any of a bunch of pre-compile regexes. I also want to capture the match objects. What really want to write is something like this (pseudo-code): e1 = ...
    Roy SmithRoy Smith
    Apr 21, 2001 at 8:02 pm
    Apr 23, 2001 at 3:49 pm
  • I'm having a heck of a time convincing my Apache web server that it's ok to run Python CGI scripts. The test script "hello" does indeed exist in the proper directory and runs fine under Python from ...
    David FuessDavid Fuess
    Apr 16, 2001 at 6:20 pm
    Apr 21, 2001 at 5:24 pm
  • Over the years, I've occasionally used this idiom: NULLARGUMENT = () def someFunctionOrMethod (argument = NULLARGUMENT ): if argument is NULLARGUMENT: doSomething() else: doSomethingElse() That is, I ...
    Mike C. FletcherMike C. Fletcher
    Apr 18, 2001 at 3:59 am
    Apr 19, 2001 at 9:04 pm
  • I was working through Programing python by Mark Lutz, and I can get Example 4-1 working under unix (from the 2.0 tar.gz), but when I tried to run this under windows (win98 or win2000) it generates an ...
    Palmer, Dan [SKY:1G21:EXCH]Palmer, Dan [SKY:1G21:EXCH]
    Apr 12, 2001 at 5:25 pm
    Apr 16, 2001 at 6:28 pm
  • ANNOUNCING mxNumber - Version 0.2.0 Python Interface to GNU MP Number Types INTRODUCTION ------------ As you all know, Moshe Zadka has been pushing for a new rational number type recently (at the ...
    M.-A. LemburgM.-A. Lemburg
    Apr 25, 2001 at 9:15 pm
    May 2, 2001 at 10:27 pm
  • Just starting to get my head around sockets and I'm using PP2E by Mark Lutz as my guide. The examples all seem to indicate that you need to send/recv a specific (maximum) amount of data. The examples ...
    Daniel KleinDaniel Klein
    Apr 29, 2001 at 4:20 pm
    May 2, 2001 at 5:29 pm
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