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  • Well... here's how Haskell does it: [1 .. 4] -- [1,2,3,4] [4,3 .. 0] -- [4,3,2,1,0] [2,4 .. 10] -- [2,4,6,8,10] [0.0,0.3 .. 1.0] -- [0.0,0.3,0.6,0.9] It's hard to think of a better syntax for Python ...
    Lulu of the Lotus-EatersLulu of the Lotus-Eaters
    Nov 13, 2001 at 3:20 pm
    Dec 12, 2001 at 11:17 pm
  • In article <mailman.1006387828.11756.python-list at python.org , "Peoter Veili" wrote: I viewed your message with fixed-width fonts, and it came out unaligned as you see above. So I think your claim ...
    David EppsteinDavid Eppstein
    Nov 22, 2001 at 3:32 am
    Dec 14, 2001 at 4:58 pm
  • Hi, in the special Python issue of Linux Journal last year Guido explained one of the perspectives of the future was children sitting in class writing python code for a lot of different applications. ...
    Brian ElmegaardBrian Elmegaard
    Nov 5, 2001 at 9:55 am
    Nov 18, 2001 at 12:21 am
  • Hello, I'm looking for an editor for Python.I' m interested it works on Windows.Can anybody help me? Thank you Manuel
    Nov 22, 2001 at 10:42 pm
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  • On some rare occasions, the constraint of expressing blocks through identation can be painful. (eg, when I want to write a quick script, but am on a bad computer with no good editor. Or if I want to ...
    Samuel KremppSamuel Krempp
    Nov 7, 2001 at 1:34 pm
    Dec 2, 2001 at 9:48 am
  • A Smalltalk guru in our organization looked at Python last weekend (after I had made a big scene saying that it may be a solution to some of our cross-platform issues) and came away saying that it ...
    Nov 11, 2001 at 1:13 am
    Nov 18, 2001 at 2:42 am
  • The subject of syntactically-significant indentation seems to dominate a lot of discussions on Python. Personally I've found it to be less of a problem than I thought it would be, but annoying ...
    Erann GatErann Gat
    Nov 29, 2001 at 10:09 pm
    Dec 5, 2001 at 11:25 am
  • I'm a newbie at Python, but I've been up to my ears in it for the last couple of days. -- Considering using it for a scripting language for a product at work. I'm very impressed with the system. Of ...
    Jive DadsonJive Dadson
    Nov 4, 2001 at 6:25 am
    Dec 30, 2001 at 8:45 am
  • I'm finding learning Java is quite a tough challenge, like wading through a swamp. So I'm exploring PHP and Python as possible alternatives. I notice there doesn't seem to be much mention about PHP ...
    the Spinning Spiderthe Spinning Spider
    Nov 22, 2001 at 6:17 am
    Dec 1, 2001 at 10:14 pm
  • Okay, I was extolling the benefits of Python to a friend of mine. He took strong exception to Python's OO model. <here we go again... ME: Python's great--you can add members to instances OR classes ...
    Nov 29, 2001 at 10:28 pm
    Dec 6, 2001 at 8:11 pm
  • I've been using python for file format translations and test/interface hardware control applications for a few years. I frequently have to perform conversions between ASCII representations of numbers ...
    Nov 3, 2001 at 12:55 am
    Nov 8, 2001 at 7:21 am
  • Indeed. SciPy seems to have a very good framework, into which probably others could be plugged in. Currently there's a ton of half-baked systems, none of which is fully satisfactory. I truly think ...
    Fernando PérezFernando Pérez
    Nov 10, 2001 at 8:53 pm
    Dec 17, 2001 at 7:03 pm
  • Hello, I'm currently doing some research, to see if it could be an advantage to use Common Lisp instead of Python (currently Python and Zope [1] are used to build web applications). While doing this, ...
    Morten W. PetersenMorten W. Petersen
    Nov 11, 2001 at 8:07 pm
    Dec 5, 2001 at 5:50 am
  • Now that the issue of transfinite cardinals has been fully resolved, isn't it time for yet another unpopular-and-non-pythonic suggestion? I believe it is. What if (in post-2.2) Python the tp_iter ...
    Nov 8, 2001 at 9:58 pm
    Nov 12, 2001 at 11:22 pm
  • I want to do something which is conceptually very simple. Given a list of objects, call make everybody call the same method you want to run. Sort of like apply(), but for methods. This is what I came ...
    Laura CreightonLaura Creighton
    Nov 11, 2001 at 1:37 pm
    Nov 14, 2001 at 3:23 pm
  • Howdy y'all, I'm currently developing a program (in Python, obviously) and plan to publish it. Before I do so, though, I would like to have some opinions on the following: - should I use a license / ...
    Hans NowakHans Nowak
    Nov 25, 2001 at 11:42 pm
    Nov 30, 2001 at 4:46 pm
  • hee hee. testing how this thing worked with a proportional font (dreadful). I thought I had typed '__' not '_'. (You should see the size of this thing...) But in any case, I wasn't very clear. What I ...
    Laura CreightonLaura Creighton
    Nov 2, 2001 at 11:35 am
    Nov 29, 2001 at 8:02 pm
  • Hi, Sorry about the cross posting. Over the last couple of weeks I described a problem and inconsistency with the way Python imports modules. For more details look at this thread: ...
    Prabhu RamachandranPrabhu Ramachandran
    Nov 10, 2001 at 8:30 am
    Nov 13, 2001 at 1:17 pm
  • I have a CGI script which takes a HTTP request then sends a message to a custom server built on top of SocketServer.ThreadingTCPServer. Not that there is much chance of webserver CGI saturating the ...
    Nov 12, 2001 at 5:19 am
    Nov 28, 2001 at 9:10 am
  • I'm a big fan of Ka-Ping Yee's Itpl module (which allows strings of the form 'the value of x is $x', but I often find myself not using it so as not to add an extra dependency to a program I want to ...
    Fernando PérezFernando Pérez
    Nov 28, 2001 at 4:08 pm
    Dec 12, 2001 at 7:29 pm
  • Anyone familiar with ECMAscript (JavaScript)? How does it compare to Python? I studied ECMAscript last year, people have an aversion to it from doing web client programming, but it is a high-powered ...
    Peoter VeiliPeoter Veili
    Nov 16, 2001 at 4:17 pm
    Dec 1, 2001 at 10:01 am
  • Hi group, I'm currently writing a Python GUI book, where several toolkits (most likely PyGTK, PyQt, FOXpy, PyFLTK, wxWindows and... of course... Tkinter) are presented and explained. My idea is that ...
    Michael 'Mickey' LauerMichael 'Mickey' Lauer
    Nov 11, 2001 at 7:27 pm
    Dec 5, 2001 at 6:38 pm
  • Is there a way to force the Python run time system to ignore integer overflows? I was trying to write a 32-bit Linear Congruential Pseudo Random Number Generator and got clobbered the first time an ...
    Ursus HoribilisUrsus Horibilis
    Nov 27, 2001 at 5:30 pm
    Nov 28, 2001 at 10:55 pm
  • Hi Pythoneers, I'd like some help with an issue I have with Python. Simply put, I think having an exception mechanism is a waste if there is no tool that will let you know which unhandled exceptions ...
    Leo LipelisLeo Lipelis
    Nov 2, 2001 at 12:35 am
    Nov 7, 2001 at 8:03 am
  • I'm dealing with about 100Gb of data that I first just need to characterize. So, since the slowest part will be simply reading the data, I'm testing various languages and methods on a 10 line subset, ...
    Nov 3, 2001 at 4:35 pm
    Nov 14, 2001 at 5:58 pm
  • Hi Guys Sorry to bust in here but I have yet to find an appropriate 'place to go'. Perhaps someone can point me to some useful, helpful would be nice, resources or even solve my problem(s). 1) I am ...
    Bill MelcherBill Melcher
    Nov 23, 2001 at 9:37 pm
    Nov 28, 2001 at 2:18 pm
  • One of Python's most convenient high-level features is automatic list comparison by value and recursively. Does it know to optimize the compare if it has already been determined that two items share ...
    Jonathan P.Jonathan P.
    Nov 13, 2001 at 12:36 am
    Nov 20, 2001 at 12:48 am
  • I have been putting my thoughts toward the elusive goal of making python as fast as some LISP dialects. As a result, I have a proposal that could drastically speed up the common cases of accessing ...
    Stuart D. GathmanStuart D. Gathman
    Nov 16, 2001 at 12:29 am
    Nov 19, 2001 at 1:32 pm
  • I'm developing a program which sends messages back and forth between two servers using sockets. The message format I've been given is "YYYYTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT" Where ~ Y is the message type, ...
    Nov 12, 2001 at 3:12 am
    Nov 14, 2001 at 1:01 am
  • Hello, I started a thread [1] about a week ago, asking about benefits of moving from Python to Common Lisp. I've done some more research and 'heard' that Lisp can be up to 80% of the speed of ...
    Morten W. PetersenMorten W. Petersen
    Nov 20, 2001 at 12:28 am
    Nov 26, 2001 at 2:40 pm
  • Hello, my friends. Earlier today, I wondered how to marshal a function, in view of transmitting it to a remote machine and executing it there. The idea was to not transmit Python source, when the ...
    François PinardFrançois Pinard
    Nov 14, 2001 at 8:28 pm
    Nov 20, 2001 at 11:12 pm
  • Remember, nothing is free. If nothing else, every bit of syntactic sugar you add means extra complexity in the interpreter/byte compiler code. More codepaths, more possible bugs, more work to ...
    Fernando PérezFernando Pérez
    Nov 26, 2001 at 8:45 pm
    Nov 30, 2001 at 6:57 pm
  • This is a release notification for the CryptKit Project: http://eevolved.com/cryptkit/ CryptKit is a developer's toolkit implementing several of the most modern and efficient cryptographic ...
    Nov 30, 2001 at 7:13 am
    Dec 10, 2001 at 10:26 am
  • I suppose this question is mostly moot because the language is what it is (though Mr. van Rossum could always change or augment it at his will), but I'll ask anyway... After doing this: s = "string" ...
    Erik JohnsonErik Johnson
    Nov 22, 2001 at 6:51 pm
    Nov 30, 2001 at 9:28 pm
  • I do a bunch of list-oriented programming with a bunch of one-off programs. For a variety of reasons these lists tend to have a bit of cruft associated with them (I don't write it -- just process ...
    George DemmyGeorge Demmy
    Nov 17, 2001 at 2:53 pm
    Nov 20, 2001 at 9:24 pm
  • Hi, Suppose I have a list like ((1,2), (3,4), (5,6)). Can some functional guru tell me a one liner to transpose this to the form ((1,3,5),(2,4,6))? I can only come up with an ugly multiliner. Tom ...
    Tom HarrisTom Harris
    Nov 1, 2001 at 9:42 pm
    Nov 5, 2001 at 2:30 am
  • Hi, I have written a simulation in python 1.5.2.... It used to work fine. When I logged on a new machine which has Python 2.1.1 installed, my simulation has gone wild. Later on, I figured that out ...
    Ozone Hole near South PoleOzone Hole near South Pole
    Nov 30, 2001 at 3:07 am
    Nov 30, 2001 at 11:05 pm
  • I'm new to python and am interested in developing apps with Tkinter. However, every IDE I've come across for the Win32 platform experiences lockups/aborts when running Tkinter code. So far I've tried ...
    Don ArnoldDon Arnold
    Nov 19, 2001 at 2:31 am
    Nov 24, 2001 at 4:13 pm
  • I'm trying to make a sound decision of which GUI toolkit to use for a new software project (it is the control and supervision system for a complex scientific instrument). My target system is Linux ...
    Luca FiniLuca Fini
    Nov 20, 2001 at 12:35 pm
    Nov 23, 2001 at 1:01 pm
  • I have been thinking about two proposals for PEPs, and I would like to see what other folks think of them. They aren't anything major, just small enhancements that I think would be easy to do and ...
    Stephen FergStephen Ferg
    Nov 13, 2001 at 8:54 pm
    Nov 16, 2001 at 9:33 pm
  • When parsing an HTML page with SGMLParser ' I get an error when then parser meets a ! tag ('<!') . Why ? How one avoid this error ? Thanks Amit ...
    Amit WeismanAmit Weisman
    Nov 6, 2001 at 9:20 am
    Nov 15, 2001 at 1:48 pm
  • I got it all to work. Thanks to a contribution by Tomas Zellerin, and a few more hacks, I think it all looks good. I need some help to make it professional. It's 2:00 AM here in Seoul, so I won't be ...
    Jonathan GardnerJonathan Gardner
    Nov 12, 2001 at 5:00 pm
    Dec 12, 2001 at 6:04 am
  • Hi, I'm looking for a vCard parser that changes a vCard stream into a Python object. Did not find this treasure in Vault of Parnassus ! Thanks in advance for any clue. --Gillou
    Nov 25, 2001 at 7:43 pm
    Nov 30, 2001 at 9:01 pm
  • Has anyone ever wished that Python had operators defined on functions? For example, suppose you want the function f(x) = cos(x) + sin(x). You could do: def f(x): return cos(x) + sin(x) or f = lambda ...
    James A. H. SkillenJames A. H. Skillen
    Nov 27, 2001 at 1:43 am
    Nov 28, 2001 at 2:47 am
  • Hi, i there a nice python shortcut for: if idx=0: a=val elif idx=1: b=val ??? I tried (a,b)[idx] = val but this does not work, i get an error message. Greetings, Uwe. -- Dr. Uwe Schmitt Uwe.Schmitt ...
    Uwe SchmittUwe Schmitt
    Nov 18, 2001 at 8:26 pm
    Nov 22, 2001 at 6:13 pm
  • Hi, if I have a list of strings and want to display with a count in front of it I usualy do something like: for i in range(len(my_list)): print i,". ",my_list[i] but I think the for s in my_list: ...
    Achim DommaAchim Domma
    Nov 6, 2001 at 3:50 pm
    Nov 10, 2001 at 12:17 am
  • I'm trying to convert a few simple CGI scripts from Perl to Python, and was shocked to learn that the Python interpreter silently ignores the setuid bit. I really don't know how to get around this. ...
    Nov 5, 2001 at 11:48 am
    Nov 8, 2001 at 1:45 pm
  • Hi, I'll be quick here: could those amongst you people who know Java AND Python rather well (for having worked using both languages for several months) tell me in which measure these 2 languages ...
    Nov 17, 2001 at 3:59 pm
    Nov 27, 2001 at 8:08 am
  • Was able to find nice stuff on the python-list archives as to list permutations, list reversal, and removing duplicates from lists. My problem is to combine them. I am feeding control points to a ...
    Arthur SiegelArthur Siegel
    Nov 25, 2001 at 12:22 am
    Nov 26, 2001 at 7:02 pm
  • After beating my head against various things, I have successfully created an AppBar under Win32. What's an AppBar, you ask? An AppBar is a window docked at the edge of the screen, such that Windows ...
    Keith FarmerKeith Farmer
    Nov 23, 2001 at 10:48 am
    Nov 26, 2001 at 1:43 am
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