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  • OK, so its between the holidays and the newsgroup is quiet, so maybe I dare waste a little bandwidth with that most useless (but fun) commodity: gossip. How is Python doing popularity wise? After ...
    Ron StephensRon Stephens
    Dec 27, 2001 at 3:58 am
    Jan 12, 2002 at 1:55 am
  • I'm trying to create a clever way to call a generator multiple times, but the only thing I've been able to come up with is: import random rgen = random.Random() def itemGenerator(dummy): return ...
    Bruce EckelBruce Eckel
    Dec 6, 2001 at 7:13 pm
    Dec 10, 2001 at 6:17 pm
  • A new forum for Python is up. It has a better feel to it than this forum (in my opinion) it is at ezboard at: http://pub19.ezboard.com/bthepythonmessageboard95602! ========= WAS CANCELLED BY =======: ...
    Andrew NguyenAndrew Nguyen
    Dec 27, 2001 at 6:38 am
    Jan 1, 2002 at 9:37 pm
  • I am a long-time Windows developer who is trying to migrate to Linux for several reasons. But this doesn't come naturally to me :-) And some of the things about Linux I really like, others are a ...
    Dec 21, 2001 at 10:25 pm
    Jan 7, 2002 at 7:15 am
  • Hi. I've been reading some of the catalog-sig archives and I wonder why the interest of the community about something like CPAN is so small. When a message about this thing pops up in c.l.py, it ...
    Walter MoreiraWalter Moreira
    Dec 8, 2001 at 3:11 am
    Dec 21, 2001 at 4:28 pm
  • there seems to be lots of stuff that refrences python 1.5.x or requires it but he www.python.org website doesn't mention it at all. what is the deal? what are people using? it seems to me that python ...
    Angus MackayAngus Mackay
    Dec 13, 2001 at 2:18 am
    Jan 2, 2002 at 11:35 pm
  • I am a high school senior, and like many others, I am applying to college. I am applying to MIT (as well as many other schools). MIT describes what they are looking for as students who do or have ...
    Jesse F. WJesse F. W
    Dec 29, 2001 at 9:29 pm
    Dec 31, 2001 at 3:24 am
  • Hello, I'm a python newbie interested in using stackless python to support hundreds of simulation objects for a game. I've checked out various articles and it sounds great, and I've visited ...
    John DeWeeseJohn DeWeese
    Dec 19, 2001 at 8:30 am
    Aug 4, 2002 at 1:48 am
  • Hi, I am running redhat 7.2 and installed the following: python2.2-2.2b1-2.i386.rpm python2.2-devel-2.2b1-2.i386.rpm python2.2-tools-2.2b1-2.i386.rpm When trying to run a script, I get the following ...
    Dec 16, 2001 at 6:25 pm
    Jan 3, 2002 at 12:52 am
  • hello, This is the first draft of a PEP to introduce a high level date class in python standard library. I have highlighted by [???] the points that I'm not sure. Of course that doesn't mean that the ...
    Dec 6, 2001 at 11:46 am
    Jan 29, 2002 at 8:42 pm
  • Hi all, I am fairly new to Python, in the sense that I haven't written anything substantial in it, although I have gone through all the major books so far. Coming from a strong, industrial strength ...
    Sarat VenugopalSarat Venugopal
    Dec 21, 2001 at 8:53 am
    Jan 6, 2002 at 4:31 pm
  • David Rush <kumo at bellsouth.net wrote in message news:<okfg064ugsh.fsf at bellsouth.net ... [...] Your extreme pathologic response clearly demonstrates the problem with the small, fundamentalist ...
    New SchemeNew Scheme
    Dec 22, 2001 at 9:02 am
    Jan 4, 2002 at 4:37 am
  • "Oren Tirosh" <oren-py-l at hishome.net wrote in message news:mailman.1007298422.20078.python-list at python.org... I don't see what I could do with this that I couldn't do with the '%' operator. ...
    John RothJohn Roth
    Dec 2, 2001 at 11:21 pm
    Dec 10, 2001 at 6:07 am
  • hello has anybody already read the book "python programming patterns" published by prentice hall. I thought this would be about design patterns in python but the review at amazon says different ...
    Markus JaisMarkus Jais
    Dec 22, 2001 at 10:33 am
    Jan 7, 2002 at 8:51 pm
  • [In this and other somewhat related threads] Some people have (in different words) lamented the "language fork" (as it were) with respect to providing the major dynamic OO alternative to Perl (and ...
    Conrad SchneikerConrad Schneiker
    Dec 29, 2001 at 8:47 pm
    Jan 3, 2002 at 4:11 pm
  • It is readily apparent from the PEP 276 thread that while the author has tried his best to do the tedious, dirty work of showing the modest benefits of the modest proposal actually contained in PEP ...
    Dec 4, 2001 at 12:04 am
    Dec 17, 2001 at 6:46 pm
  • I've used win32all occasionally--always in noncommercial settings--and have found it helpful. I'd like to thank Mr. Hammond for developing the packages and ActiveState for supporting their recent ...
    Dec 22, 2001 at 5:16 am
    Dec 31, 2001 at 8:44 am
  • "A. Keyton Weissinger" <keyton at weissinger.org wrote in message news:<mailman.1009576773.10059.python-list at python.org ... Keyton, you raise a very good point. Right now, I CAN'T help even if I ...
    Bill TateBill Tate
    Dec 29, 2001 at 10:11 pm
    Jan 4, 2002 at 5:03 pm
  • A new message board (that doesn't have the Usenet delay) is up! Xutilla is the admin. it is at http://pub19.ezboard.com/fthepythonmessageboard95602frm1 Hope to see you!
    Andrew NguyenAndrew Nguyen
    Dec 27, 2001 at 6:32 am
    Dec 28, 2001 at 3:16 am
  • I am about to slowly transfer out of my newbie status, and I am going to purchase a Programming Python Book (an upgrade from learning python) and I wanted to know if anyone knows whether Oreilly will ...
    Dec 17, 2001 at 2:16 am
    Jan 15, 2002 at 8:31 am
  • I am new to python (about 72 hours into learning), and am having problems with reading a file (sate abbreviations) with one item per line and populating each line into a list. The problem is that ...
    Dec 9, 2001 at 10:04 pm
    Dec 16, 2001 at 3:42 pm
  • There are some Python modules that deserve to be more widely known outside of the Python community, because they're such handy timesavers. My list of modules that don't get enough publicity would ...
    Andrew KuchlingAndrew Kuchling
    Dec 14, 2001 at 4:31 pm
    Dec 21, 2001 at 7:25 am
  • I've been trying to figure out the canonical way to strip the line endings from a text file. In general, I can use: line = line[:-1] or del line[-1:] to strip the last character off the line, but ...
    Tim HammerquistTim Hammerquist
    Dec 16, 2001 at 2:21 pm
    Dec 18, 2001 at 8:20 pm
  • How to wrap a C function which takes variable lengthed parameter? Any one has such experience? Thanks.
    {-- Rot13 - Hateme{-- Rot13 - Hateme
    Dec 14, 2001 at 6:07 am
    Dec 18, 2001 at 1:06 am
  • If I have: class Flower: def accept(self, visitor): visitor.visit(self) def __repr__(self): return self.__class__.__name__ class Gladiolus(Flower): pass Flower.gladiolus = Gladiolus() class ...
    Bruce EckelBruce Eckel
    Dec 6, 2001 at 7:56 pm
    Dec 12, 2001 at 6:22 pm
  • Can python be more strict about declarations? I didn't see a flag to the interpreter, and haven't seen anything yet in my book or on www.python.org. I ask because I got burned by something like this: ...
    Brian SturkBrian Sturk
    Dec 7, 2001 at 5:45 am
    Dec 11, 2001 at 5:42 am
  • I have made a new win32all release for Python 2.2. Hrmm - it seems I can't login to starship :( So I have temporarily placed it at: http://users.bigpond.net.au/mhammond/win32all-141.exe The only new ...
    Mark HammondMark Hammond
    Dec 29, 2001 at 4:28 am
    Jan 7, 2002 at 6:00 pm
  • i've written a portable serial port library. it runs now on linux and win32 (using marks win32all) but i would like to make it compatible with more unix like platforms. basicaly it should run on any ...
    Chris LiechtiChris Liechti
    Dec 29, 2001 at 8:49 pm
    Dec 31, 2001 at 2:28 am
  • I have been happily using a list of dictionaries to hold table data for years. For the first time, this method is proving less than efficient because of the amount of memory overhead the dictionaries ...
    Bill WilkinsonBill Wilkinson
    Dec 18, 2001 at 11:58 pm
    Dec 21, 2001 at 11:54 pm
  • Does anybody know if there are modules to generate XML? I know there is SAX, but it is only for parsing, isn't it? Thank. Fab
    Dec 20, 2001 at 1:10 pm
    Feb 14, 2002 at 1:51 pm
  • Does anyone have a readily-portable equivalent to the pythoncom.CreateGuid() function? regards Steve -- http://www.holdenweb.com/
    Steve HoldenSteve Holden
    Dec 13, 2001 at 3:28 am
    Jan 13, 2002 at 4:53 pm
  • hi, I'm a beginner to python and try to understand some basic stuff. Hier are two function defenitions , which look the same for me, but the second one does not work. Can anybody explain why? def ...
    Dec 22, 2001 at 3:40 pm
    Dec 31, 2001 at 7:19 pm
  • hello I saw at soapware.org, that there are at least 2 SOAP implementations for python supporting both client and server development. one is SOAP.py in version 0.97 from Cayce Ullman and Brian ...
    Markus JaisMarkus Jais
    Dec 13, 2001 at 1:40 pm
    Dec 17, 2001 at 11:54 pm
  • I've uploaded a new version of ciphon to sourceforge.net and to anonymous ftp at ftp.community.tummy.com. The recent changes to ciphon are: Ciphon now supports distutils so it can be updated from ...
    Suchandra ThapaSuchandra Thapa
    Dec 18, 2001 at 4:45 pm
    Jan 3, 2002 at 4:58 pm
  • Hello out there. A few quick questions: Was my "Call" to inpolite? Was it the wrong place / newsgroup to ask? I just wonder, because there wasn?t even a reaction like "Go away" or "Plonk / Killfile" ...
    Tom KarasTom Karas
    Dec 29, 2001 at 6:37 pm
    Dec 29, 2001 at 11:27 pm
  • So I'm using IDLE, and Alt-F5 tells me I have a problem with indentation. It seems I had (inadvertently) mixed tab and space characters. No amount of "tabbifying" and "untabbifying" resolved the ...
    David DawkinsDavid Dawkins
    Dec 14, 2001 at 3:09 am
    Dec 23, 2001 at 1:49 am
  • Can anyone say fairly definitively whether there are known socket communication problems in cygwin with Python 2.1.1-2 (the latest version ported by Jason Tishler). My asynchat-based web server runs ...
    Steve HoldenSteve Holden
    Dec 17, 2001 at 10:57 pm
    Dec 19, 2001 at 4:23 pm
  • Here's an example. In the Python FAQ, there's a reference (no URL) to a document: 5.1. Can I create my own functions in C? Yes, you can create built-in modules containing functions, variables, ...
    Bruce EckelBruce Eckel
    Dec 8, 2001 at 9:28 pm
    Dec 9, 2001 at 6:28 pm
  • GAAAAAH! It doesn't exist yet! I want to say something bitter, like "Python is dead to me," but saying "Python 2.2 is as yet unborn to me" just comes off wobbly and obtuse. Mark, I recall a poster I ...
    David BradyDavid Brady
    Dec 28, 2001 at 7:09 pm
    Dec 30, 2001 at 3:02 am
  • I'm running Python 2.1 on Windows NT, and I'd like to use socket SSL. I see that socket.py and socketmodule.c both contain support for SSL sockets, but this does not appear to be compiled into my ...
    Michael AbbottMichael Abbott
    Dec 7, 2001 at 11:49 am
    Dec 29, 2001 at 11:23 pm
  • I've gotten ciphon to the point where I tihnk it's ready for beta testing and am looking for people willing to help test it. Currently ciphon has readline support, dependency handling, automatic ...
    Suchandra ThapaSuchandra Thapa
    Dec 14, 2001 at 12:45 am
    Dec 20, 2001 at 2:44 am
  • Just curious. What's going on here? A mailman bug from the mail <- news gateway, or somebody coverage-testing their Mozilla?! Gerhard -- mail: gerhard <at bigfoot <dot de registered Linux user #64239 ...
    Gerhard HäringGerhard Häring
    Dec 31, 2001 at 6:18 am
    Jan 2, 2002 at 7:13 pm
  • Hi, As was remarked earlier in this thread, a measure of Python's popularity, if not quality, can be obtained by looking at the number of sourceforge projects using Python. Below you'll find a number ...
    Roeland RengelinkRoeland Rengelink
    Dec 29, 2001 at 12:25 pm
    Dec 31, 2001 at 11:38 am
  • Is it possible to force a directory mentioned in a .pth file to be inserted at the beginning of sys.path instead of appended to the end? Thx, -- Skip Montanaro (skip at pobox.com - ...
    Skip MontanaroSkip Montanaro
    Dec 28, 2001 at 2:35 pm
    Dec 28, 2001 at 11:15 pm
  • The development version of the documentation has been updated: http://python.sourceforge.net/devel-docs/ Added documentation for the ScrolledText module.
    Fred L. DrakeFred L. Drake
    Dec 3, 2001 at 9:25 pm
    Dec 28, 2001 at 6:46 pm
  • There is one thing I envy Perl programmers: they have several nice looping constructs and Python has almost none. For exmaple redo unless can be nice sometimes and they have several others. What do ...
    Janos BlaziJanos Blazi
    Dec 23, 2001 at 12:53 pm
    Dec 25, 2001 at 12:26 am
  • If this is not a bug in % string formatting, I'd love to understand what is going on. The example code is: names = {'John' : ('John Doe','jodoe at nowhere'), 'Jane' : ('Jane Doe','jadoe at nowhere'), ...
    Fernando PérezFernando Pérez
    Dec 19, 2001 at 2:12 pm
    Dec 21, 2001 at 7:36 pm
  • Hi, I am a biochemist using computer programming mainly for data analysis, and a Python fan. Now I have faced a different task, automating text reports. For this task I need a MS-Word-like text ...
    Dec 17, 2001 at 11:50 am
    Dec 19, 2001 at 7:22 pm
  • I've reimplemented the synchronization objects of threading.py in non-portable, Win32-only C. The C versions of RLock, Event, Semaphore, and Condition perform at least 5x faster than their standard ...
    Jason OrendorffJason Orendorff
    Dec 21, 2001 at 7:49 am
    Jan 7, 2002 at 5:20 pm
  • I use sqlite as my database server and create a database with it, in which contains Unicode(Chinese) char. When I use Chinese platform, the Chinese char can be displayed correct in my winsql windows ...
    Dec 17, 2001 at 1:03 pm
    Dec 30, 2001 at 2:24 pm
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