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  • This a general warning against the second system syndrom in Python. Maybe I am a hypocritical sceptic, but I have the impression that some feeping creatureism is introduced into Python. This might ...
    Bernhard ReiterBernhard Reiter
    Jun 28, 2001 at 2:47 pm
    Jul 12, 2001 at 11:48 pm
  • Something is bothering me about this. In fact, it's bothering me a LOT. In the following, will f() work as a generator-function: def f(): for i in range(5): g(i) def g(i): for j in range(10): yield ...
    Greg EwingGreg Ewing
    Jun 19, 2001 at 6:21 am
    Jul 8, 2001 at 3:18 am
  • Robert J. HarrisonRobert J. Harrison
    Jun 29, 2001 at 2:10 am
    Aug 26, 2001 at 7:53 am
  • I am thinking about using Python for a unique safety-critical application in air traffic control. It will monitor a few hundred aircraft for conformance to assigned trajectories, and it will initiate ...
    Jun 30, 2001 at 12:42 am
    Jul 13, 2001 at 3:24 pm
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    ??? There's a _lot_ of stuff there. Could you give us a hint regarding exactly what work of Chaitin's shows we can get "truly random" numbers from arithmetic algorithms? A physical RNG can have the ...
    David C. UllrichDavid C. Ullrich
    Jun 1, 2001 at 2:21 pm
    Jun 10, 2001 at 1:00 pm
  • I was updating my page of possible Python design flaws (http://www.amk.ca/python/writing/warts.html) last night to take 2.1 into account. 2.1's nested scoping fixes one major wart, and the other ...
    Andrew KuchlingAndrew Kuchling
    Jun 14, 2001 at 6:27 pm
    Jun 25, 2001 at 7:27 am
  • I just finished writing a modified UTF-7 encoder/decoder in Python and am planning on contributing it back. My question is regarding form: should new codecs be written in C or Python? AFAIK, Python ...
    Brian QuinlanBrian Quinlan
    Jun 16, 2001 at 5:25 pm
    Jun 29, 2001 at 6:27 pm
  • Here's another sweet and short PEP. What do folks think? Is xrange()'s complexity really worth having? --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/) PEP: 260 Title: Simplify xrange() ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Jun 26, 2001 at 5:59 pm
    Jul 1, 2001 at 10:32 am
  • One thing that bugs me about Python is that there's no really good way to have named constants so that magic numbers can be avoided. Assigning to a variable that (should) never changes is not the ...
    David LeBlancDavid LeBlanc
    Jun 14, 2001 at 4:19 pm
    Jun 21, 2001 at 10:23 pm
  • Please comment on the following. This came up a while ago in python-dev and I decided to follow through. I'm making this a PEP because of the risk of breaking code (which everybody on Python-dev ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Jun 11, 2001 at 8:07 pm
    Jun 15, 2001 at 12:54 pm
  • Hello, writing self before every object's method really drives me crazy. Shouldn't there be 'with' statement like in Pascal, ie. self.a=1 self.b=2 could be written as with self: a=1 b=2 ? Of course ...
    Jun 25, 2001 at 6:33 pm
    Jul 15, 2001 at 7:07 am
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    Can someone tell me what "vi" is for a text editor to work with python? Where can I get this?
    Jun 13, 2001 at 11:28 am
    Jun 26, 2001 at 7:13 pm
  • Greetings people. My apologies if this has been covered. In Python 1.5.2, I could do this: good = (0.0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9, 1.0) I could then get back exactly this when I ...
    Michael P. SoulierMichael P. Soulier
    Jun 5, 2001 at 3:28 am
    Jun 18, 2001 at 12:37 am
  • After 15 years of designing applications using the good old "seat of the pants" method, I have decided that, if I am to move forward, I need a more formal methodology. I have recently read about UML ...
    Frank MillmanFrank Millman
    Jun 3, 2001 at 6:36 am
    Jun 22, 2001 at 6:05 pm
  • Hello, This looks like a namespace issue described in <learning python but it doesn't make sense to me and I don't know how to fix it. ex 1: ... AC = raw_input("Area Code: ") ... PN = ...
    Michael PoweMichael Powe
    Jun 21, 2001 at 5:39 pm
    Jun 25, 2001 at 6:29 am
  • I want to learn python gui programming in linux. I think tk looks too ugly, so I narrowed down the choice to two main contenders, qt and gtk. Which of these has more complete and up-to-date python ...
    Jun 16, 2001 at 5:52 am
    Jul 12, 2001 at 4:03 pm
  • humans should use a power of 2 as a base. this is more logical because it synchs with binary, which is at the very heart of logic--true and false. it is more natural perhaps, to use decimal--but ...
    Jun 12, 2001 at 3:39 pm
    Jun 17, 2001 at 8:54 am
  • Although it is generally accepted that Python is slower than Java/Perl/Ruby, a layman like me would be curious to know why exactly this is so. In other words, why is the implementation of a language ...
    Steven HaryantoSteven Haryanto
    Jun 7, 2001 at 7:52 am
    Jul 2, 2001 at 7:51 am
  • I've spent a lot of time trying to come up with a response to Martijn's comments and questions. It's taken me more time than I thought it would. My first cut was approaching a novel in length. I'm ...
    Geoffrey GerriettsGeoffrey Gerrietts
    Jun 1, 2001 at 1:35 am
    Jun 4, 2001 at 11:36 pm
  • i' m a python newbie but I've this prob. i have seen Jython .. what has python dat java does not?????????
    Jun 6, 2001 at 6:52 pm
    Jun 17, 2001 at 11:43 pm
  • Trying to decide which language to learn first. I have programming experience in PICKBASIC and now want to learn OOP.At this point, I am leaning toward learning Ada and then Python. Any ideas on why ...
    Rod WestonRod Weston
    Jun 6, 2001 at 5:42 pm
    Jun 14, 2001 at 5:39 am
  • I am taking a week's vacation the week after next. I plan to spend this week trying to learn event-driven programming using Python. I would sure appreciate any comments or guidance from folks on this ...
    Ron StephensRon Stephens
    Jun 17, 2001 at 1:25 pm
    Jun 19, 2001 at 7:51 am
  • Hi Roman, Neil, et. al., Neil suggested: "However, the market, which was given several HyperCard like products to choose from, has decided against this form of development environment." to which ...
    Spicklemire, JerrySpicklemire, Jerry
    Jun 19, 2001 at 6:22 pm
    Jun 30, 2001 at 2:25 am
  • Hi, I previously asked whether Python accepts function arguments without the opening/closing brackets and commas, like so: foo(x,y) would become foo x y. The answer to this was no. So, I am wondering ...
    Jun 11, 2001 at 9:27 pm
    Jun 15, 2001 at 1:13 am
  • I promise this is a one-time ad! Check out the Python track: http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2001/pub/w/os2001/sessions_python.html and the Python tutorials: ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Jun 27, 2001 at 12:36 am
    Jul 9, 2001 at 8:16 am
  • I program in Python occassionally and would like to do more of it. But here's a development conundrum I run into a lot (there are more complex examples, but I'll give an easy one). I am developing ...
    Lou PecoraLou Pecora
    Jun 5, 2001 at 7:16 pm
    Jun 12, 2001 at 9:46 am
  • Hi, I have used ML and it is interesting how it is possible to specialize a function by partially evaluating when in curried form. Is partially evaluated functions possible in python? If there has ...
    Venkatesh Prasad RanganathVenkatesh Prasad Ranganath
    Jun 19, 2001 at 11:23 pm
    Jul 12, 2001 at 8:52 am
  • I've learnt to use XEmacs for Python programming - mostly because I had to use it to write docbook source for my book on PyQt. However, when editing Java with Xemacs I have a handy speedbar - file ...
    Boudewijn RemptBoudewijn Rempt
    Jun 23, 2001 at 7:37 am
    Jun 27, 2001 at 6:17 pm
  • I was tinkering around and I got the base skeleton for a python MUD working (you can LOOK and LOOK at something... cool.) 1) Is there any existing python muds out there? 2) Is there any mud hackers ...
    Jonathan GardnerJonathan Gardner
    Jun 20, 2001 at 6:31 pm
    Jun 27, 2001 at 4:06 am
  • Hi all, I (and other people on the Python french mail list) wonder why there are no class (static) methods in Python. You cannot define a really unbounded (ie to an instance) method within the ...
    Richard GruetRichard Gruet
    Jun 17, 2001 at 8:21 pm
    Jun 20, 2001 at 12:57 am
  • I think this must be a bug in Tkinter, but since no one ever responds I thought I'd whine about idle instead. I run python2.1 Win95 OSR2. Start a command window run python idle.py Kill the idle ...
    Robin BeckerRobin Becker
    Jun 14, 2001 at 7:22 pm
    Jun 23, 2001 at 5:56 am
  • Here are two things that would make Python feel a little nicer for me. (Which is not necessarily the same as "better", of course.) I'd be interested in comments. The proposals are extremely minor; ...
    Gareth McCaughanGareth McCaughan
    Jun 17, 2001 at 12:53 am
    Jul 12, 2001 at 6:42 pm
  • Hello, Well, I was overwhelmed by the number of posts that resulted from the following statement: "Python can do everything C++ can do but just slower." Actually, it was not so much the quantity of ...
    Jun 29, 2001 at 6:48 pm
    Jul 2, 2001 at 4:56 pm
  • I wonder if someone has managed to use the serial port (RS232) with Python on a 486 with MS-DOS. I have to use a (old, rugged) 486 for data recording of a TEK-Scope and would like to customize the ...
    Jun 7, 2001 at 7:57 pm
    Jun 13, 2001 at 7:57 am
  • I have a small script I entered from a Python book that works when I run it using F5. However, when I go to the console and enter python alook.py, I get an error message: SyntaxError: invalid syntax ...
    Glen MettlerGlen Mettler
    Jun 9, 2001 at 11:28 pm
    Jun 13, 2001 at 1:41 am
  • I'm not a fan of OO but I decided to give it a try. After all, Python makes it elegant. So I wrote a program usuing classes, methods etc. All nice. Then it grew up and I decided to split it in ...
    Artur SkuraArtur Skura
    Jun 10, 2001 at 11:21 am
    Jun 12, 2001 at 7:45 pm
  • Hi... as a newcomer to python (like it a lot!) I found almost everything great except two things: 1. (most important) I am missing something like the c/Java ?: operator. This is so convenient in many ...
    Jochen RiekhofJochen Riekhof
    Jun 12, 2001 at 4:18 pm
    Jun 22, 2001 at 2:52 pm
  • Hello, To email me remove "nospam" from the email address. I came across this web site: http://www.twistedmatrix.com/~glyph/rant/python-vs-java.html in which the author does some (by his own ...
    Mahesh PadmanabhanMahesh Padmanabhan
    Jun 5, 2001 at 11:49 pm
    Jul 3, 2001 at 2:25 pm
  • You can view an HTML version of PEP 255 here: http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0255.html Discussion should take place primarily on the Python Iterators list: mailto:python-iterators at ...
    Tim PetersTim Peters
    Jun 14, 2001 at 4:49 pm
    Jun 26, 2001 at 4:22 am
  • Is this the next stage of Microsoft's war against Open Source ? Discussion of this on SlashDot : <http://slashdot.org/articles/01/06/21/1810258.shtml ( Right before the article on the Monty Python ...
    Steven D. MajewskiSteven D. Majewski
    Jun 22, 2001 at 1:50 am
    Jun 23, 2001 at 3:12 am
  • This always happens. Trust me, been here many times. This is way more cool that congratulating each other on how smug, er, kind you are, but things are about to get nasty. What is wrong with this ...
    Laura CreightonLaura Creighton
    Jun 4, 2001 at 4:12 am
    Jun 5, 2001 at 11:16 pm
  • http://www.mindspring.com/~timrue/python/IQ.34.py Read the code header. http://www.mindspring.com/~timrue/python/python-IQ.html --- *3 S.E.A.S - Virtual Interaction Configuration (VIC) - VISION OF ...
    Timothy RueTimothy Rue
    Jun 15, 2001 at 6:08 am
    Jun 19, 2001 at 4:59 pm
  • Feedback, please. If you all are positive about the proposal below, I'll work it up into a new PEP. Summary: PEP 259 should be reworked to remove contextual magic from print statement, which was the ...
    Robin ThomasRobin Thomas
    Jun 13, 2001 at 10:06 pm
    Jun 16, 2001 at 4:20 am
  • Hello all, The following code comes from "Programing Python 2nd Edition" by Lutz. My problem is with the Button function calls in the " if __name__ == '__main__': " part of the code. If one uses the ...
    Joe PotterJoe Potter
    Jun 26, 2001 at 3:34 pm
    Jun 30, 2001 at 11:02 am
  • Java provides inner classes. They have some interesting properties, but mostly smell to me like a hack to get around things being too strongly typed in Java. Probably I'm missing some great point ...
    Mats WichmannMats Wichmann
    Jun 13, 2001 at 5:24 pm
    Jun 15, 2001 at 7:32 pm
  • I looked on the net for a baseconverter written in python. Is there any? Something like: BaseConvert(20,2) -- "10100" Thx, Jeroen
    Jeroen WolffJeroen Wolff
    Jun 13, 2001 at 8:42 pm
    Jun 15, 2001 at 10:37 am
  • I am considering writing some shareware in python. I got some questions about it: 1. Is there any good shareware in python? where can I find? 2. Is python suitable to write shareware? as I konw, it ...
    Jian ChenJian Chen
    Jun 8, 2001 at 12:17 am
    Jun 13, 2001 at 1:36 am
  • Someone quoted Guido as saying (I'm paraphrasing) that he is determined to be ignorant of any discussion regarding the white space for grouping thing. How sad. How crusty. How typical. Anyway, I will ...
    Jun 22, 2001 at 11:53 pm
    Jun 28, 2001 at 1:37 pm
  • hi there, I'd like to provide a hierarchy of config data by means of nested classes and static variables, such as: class A: prefix='usr/local' class B: datadir = A.prefix + '/share' ... however, I ...
    Stefan SeefeldStefan Seefeld
    Jun 18, 2001 at 4:32 pm
    Jun 21, 2001 at 5:00 pm
  • That's right you stupid, inbred, homosexual, redneck, motherfucking, brain dead, useless cocksuckers! I'm taking over all of Usenet! There isn't a fucking thing you can do about it either! You're all ...
    Brent K KohlerBrent K Kohler
    Jun 6, 2001 at 4:17 am
    Jul 3, 2001 at 3:52 am
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