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  • Anyone knows how is the "acceptance status" of the following PEP's, that is, is there any idea if they will be accepted for the next Python realease: PEP 276: Iterator for ints. (I really love this ...
    Gonçalo RodriguesGonçalo Rodrigues
    Feb 27, 2002 at 7:02 pm
    Mar 20, 2002 at 8:05 am
  • Sorry, I didn't realize you would be so picky. :) I am speaking from experience using C, C++, and Java. So, in my above paragraph, when I say stuff like "our Python code always took less time to ...
    BrueckdBrueckd
    Feb 19, 2002 at 4:16 am
    Mar 18, 2002 at 9:48 pm
  • Sheesh, thanks! For a moment this newsgroup was about to close while we all moved to BASIC. I had already started uninstalling Python from all my machines and looking for good BASIC modules for 3d ...
    Fernando PerezFernando Perez
    Feb 16, 2002 at 4:08 am
    Feb 28, 2002 at 4:12 am
  • Sorry but I can't wait to give a brief "preview review" of the new Deitel and Deitel book, "Python How to Program" (I also posted this at my website at http://www.awaretek.com/plf.html ). ... Well, ...
    Ron StephensRon Stephens
    Feb 28, 2002 at 1:51 am
    Mar 15, 2002 at 3:01 pm
  • I know some of y'all still keep roots to the Perl community, so I was wondering if there's any kind of definitive nickname for Perl programmers, the way we call ourselves Pythonistas? -- --- Aahz <* ...
    Aahz MaruchAahz Maruch
    Feb 8, 2002 at 7:10 pm
    Feb 28, 2002 at 8:03 am
  • I hope not... I would hope to hear that "platform indepedence has _ARRIVED_" -- (reverse (concatenate 'string "ac.notelrac.teneerf@" "454aa")) http://www3.sympatico.ca/cbbrowne/advocacy.html REALITY ...
    Chris BrowneChris Browne
    Feb 22, 2002 at 9:18 pm
    Mar 6, 2002 at 12:04 am
  • "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent."
    Sandy NortonSandy Norton
    Feb 6, 2002 at 10:27 am
    Feb 16, 2002 at 5:36 pm
  • Greetings All! I have been using Python now for arround a year, and have found it incredably easy to learn the language, primarily because things are very obvious cf other languages, and until the ...
    Christopher SaunterChristopher Saunter
    Feb 13, 2002 at 2:26 pm
    Feb 22, 2002 at 10:01 pm
  • NOTE! This is _not_ a python enhancement proposal. Please don't respond as if it were. The Python steering committee rightly worries themselves with the idea that macros can seriously worsen the ...
    CourageousCourageous
    Feb 5, 2002 at 5:36 am
    Feb 16, 2002 at 6:16 am
  • To make some progress on PEP 263, I suggest that some of the open issues are resolved as follows: - Comment syntax: I suggest to use the form -*- coding: <coding name -*- Emacs already recognizes ...
    Martin v. LoewisMartin v. Loewis
    Feb 25, 2002 at 5:20 am
    Mar 5, 2002 at 7:41 pm
  • I'm creating a website which makes intensive use of cgi scripts and there is the possibility for the visitor to register as a user for having the ability to customize the site appearance, contents ...
    Lutz SchroeerLutz Schroeer
    Feb 19, 2002 at 9:31 pm
    Feb 23, 2002 at 8:33 pm
  • There are two Python ideoms that bother me: while 1: line = file.readline() if not line: break and: matched = re.match(r'egexp(.*)', line) if matched: print matched.group(1) I'd really, really like ...
    Russell NelsonRussell Nelson
    Feb 20, 2002 at 2:57 pm
    Mar 24, 2002 at 11:19 pm
  • I know that map(f,items) is equivalent to: for x in items: f(x) But what is the functional equvalent of: for x in items: x.f() Thanks.
    Donnal WalterDonnal Walter
    Feb 25, 2002 at 3:02 am
    Mar 5, 2002 at 4:23 am
  • I made a s=socket(AF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM) res= fcntl.ioctl(s.fileno(), 0xc020690d, 'le1' + '\0' *29) the 0xc020690d call, work pretty well, i can take from res (with struct.unpack) the ip addr of my ...
    ZombaZomba
    Feb 6, 2002 at 5:05 am
    May 8, 2002 at 3:47 pm
  • Hi all. I'm doing some scientific computing and have amassed a moderate set of classes. Due to the heavy computational demands, I don't think I can justify rewriting everything in an interperated ...
    Craig MaloneyCraig Maloney
    Feb 19, 2002 at 4:57 pm
    Feb 27, 2002 at 6:21 pm
  • You eval() it? {'three': 3, 'two': 2, 'one': 1} {'three': 3, 'two': 2, 'one': 1} {'one': 1, 'three': 3, 'two': 2} Do I pass?? :-) -gustavo
    Gustavo CordovaGustavo Cordova
    Feb 14, 2002 at 8:49 pm
    Feb 26, 2002 at 9:01 am
  • In the FixedPoint module found here: ftp://ftp.python.org/pub/python/contrib-09-Dec-1999/DataStructures/FixedPoin t.py.Z there seems to be a bug comparing to None like this: if f == None: Demo: $ ...
    Mark McEahernMark McEahern
    Feb 7, 2002 at 8:30 am
    Feb 11, 2002 at 5:51 am
  • Is there a module for python that grants ussage of decimal numbers with more than 14 decimal places, including all scientific functions to do with those numbers?
    I.J.I.J.
    Feb 17, 2002 at 1:01 am
    Feb 23, 2002 at 3:53 pm
  • New to the language, new to OO but I do understand the basic concepts, not at all new to programming, trying to do the right thing by searching archives before asking questions. Yet I feel I need to ...
    WooksWooks
    Feb 9, 2002 at 10:22 am
    Feb 12, 2002 at 7:07 am
  • Congratulations to Guido for winning the fourth Free Software Foundation Award, for inventing and implementing Python as Free Software: http://www.fsf.org/press/2002-02-16-FSF-Award.html And to think ...
    Paul RubinPaul Rubin
    Feb 16, 2002 at 10:15 pm
    Feb 25, 2002 at 3:32 am
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    BobBob
    Feb 19, 2002 at 2:16 am
    Feb 21, 2002 at 7:28 pm
  • How do I sort the characters in a string, so far I use this: a="qwerasdfzxcv" b=[x for x in a] b.sort() Why doesn't sort() return the sorted list. I would like to chain it to other operations: b=[x ...
    JasonJason
    Feb 21, 2002 at 1:35 am
    Feb 25, 2002 at 3:14 pm
  • In article <mailman.1012618084.26466.python-list at python.org , Jason Orendorff wrote: Yes. And nine times out of ten, if you think you disagree with Guido's intuition, you'll change your mind ...
    Aahz MaruchAahz Maruch
    Feb 2, 2002 at 2:45 pm
    Feb 4, 2002 at 7:34 pm
  • I?m writing a diploma paper on the difference between scripting (e.g. in Python or Tcl) and system programming (e.g. in C, C++ or Java), and one of the claims I want to make is that you can often ...
    Eduard SmirnovEduard Smirnov
    Feb 17, 2002 at 3:03 pm
    Mar 27, 2002 at 7:30 am
  • In my experimentation 0, None, "", [], and () all seem to be considered false. Just to confound me none of them are == to each other. Coming from a Scheme world this is confusing. Are there any other ...
    JasonJason
    Feb 21, 2002 at 1:27 am
    Feb 25, 2002 at 3:49 am
  • Hi, there. I'm having a little problem with a bot I'm making. It uses telnetlib to connect to a chatserver (not irc) and works fine for a period, but after some time I get this error message: ...
    Jan-Fredrik BrasethJan-Fredrik Braseth
    Feb 16, 2002 at 12:56 pm
    Feb 20, 2002 at 9:49 pm
  • Dear friends; I've been learning JAVA for a while, but now I've heard avout Python. Any coments concerning these two languages? TIA; Scirious.
    SciriousScirious
    Feb 14, 2002 at 10:00 pm
    Feb 17, 2002 at 11:23 am
  • I have a string and want to search backwards for a regexp, starting at a given index, like if you search backwards in a text editor. Is there a way to do that with re? The docs aren't clear about ...
    Paul RubinPaul Rubin
    Feb 12, 2002 at 8:31 am
    Feb 14, 2002 at 6:21 am
  • Ermmm.... No. When XP or Agile Programming advocates talk about "pair programming" they really DO mean one keyboard, two programmers. Peter Milliken writes that he didn't know we had such a surplus ...
    Michael ChermsideMichael Chermside
    Feb 7, 2002 at 9:14 pm
    Feb 13, 2002 at 4:34 pm
  • I am developing a headache messing with an OCX I picked up from the Internet. It seems that my forays into ActiveX never pan out; I should stick with Linux. The control is called ...
    Chris GonnermanChris Gonnerman
    Feb 12, 2002 at 4:21 am
    Feb 19, 2002 at 8:59 pm
  • Why in the std distribution of Python 2.2 there isn't the curses module? Where i can find it? -- Lawrence "Rhymes" Oluyede (rhymes at myself.com) "Per cambiare, per diventare un'altra cosa dobbiamo ...
    Lawrence OluyedeLawrence Oluyede
    Feb 2, 2002 at 3:59 pm
    Feb 4, 2002 at 4:48 pm
  • Hi, I have a dictionary and would like to loop over the elements in sorted order. The dictionary is of the form: {'1':'option1', '2':'option2', '3':'option3'} However when I use: for i in ...
    Rajarshi GuhaRajarshi Guha
    Feb 20, 2002 at 7:51 pm
    Feb 22, 2002 at 10:05 am
  • Well, it sure doesn't look like that in their programming contest: http://www.google.com/programming-contest/index.html#rules Or was the Google-Python relation just an "urban legend"?
    Gerson KurzGerson Kurz
    Feb 6, 2002 at 5:18 pm
    Feb 11, 2002 at 4:36 am
  • Howdy all, I would appreciate any comments you might have on this proposal for adding a logging system to the Python Standard Library. This PEP is still an early draft so please forward your comments ...
    Trent MickTrent Mick
    Feb 16, 2002 at 12:43 am
    Mar 9, 2002 at 10:36 pm
  • I'm wondering how difficult it would be to add an editable (mutable) string class to Python 2.2 implemented in C under the new type/class unification scheme. Right now, writing a text editor in ...
    Paul RubinPaul Rubin
    Feb 17, 2002 at 1:01 pm
    Feb 25, 2002 at 11:11 am
  • which ones do you recommend? examples in any language is fine, though i prefer python, perl, or ruby. what i would like is guidance on what is thread safety, how to achieve it, what are the issues in ...
    Tripp ScottTripp Scott
    Feb 15, 2002 at 10:57 pm
    Feb 23, 2002 at 3:10 pm
  • I tried taking advantage of for line in file: (a recent addition to the language) and ran into some odd behavior. I read some lines using one for loop, to get to the start of the data of interest. ...
    Russell E. OwenRussell E. Owen
    Feb 15, 2002 at 6:23 pm
    Feb 23, 2002 at 3:02 pm
  • Ello. I'm a newbie programmer using the Python language. I've recently completed a couple of the Python beginner's tutorials out there on the web (Josh Cagliati's, and Richard Baldwin's). I have this ...
    Flavian HardcastleFlavian Hardcastle
    Feb 9, 2002 at 12:23 am
    Feb 12, 2002 at 12:32 am
  • Hello, For a long time now, I had the idea of XML-Formed Python. This way it would be possible to send Python code across a network connection. The only problem was, I didn't had much time to realise ...
    Gerard BraadGerard Braad
    Feb 3, 2002 at 3:49 pm
    Feb 8, 2002 at 11:40 am
  • Hey all, If you had to give a 15 minute introduction to Python, what would you cover? What is a good example of a simple, but useful, text-based app for a Wintel environment, that has good "wow" ...
    Joshua MuskovitzJoshua Muskovitz
    Feb 25, 2002 at 10:34 pm
    Mar 15, 2002 at 11:48 pm
  • Does anyone know of an inexpensive web host that allows compilation and use of Python extensions from your own directory?
    Kevin DahlhausenKevin Dahlhausen
    Feb 20, 2002 at 11:51 pm
    Mar 5, 2002 at 3:45 pm
  • I thought I'd toss out the following two ideas: 1) add a local declaration, similar in syntax to Python's existing global declaration, but with meaning more like a local declaration in C or Perl. It ...
    Paul RubinPaul Rubin
    Feb 26, 2002 at 3:57 am
    Feb 28, 2002 at 6:45 am
  • 1 1 3 1 AND: ['a', 'b', 'c'] 'abc' BUT: Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin ", line 1, in ? ValueError: empty separator Wouldn't it make sense to return list('abc') ? or, ugly, but ...
    Bengt RichterBengt Richter
    Feb 10, 2002 at 7:25 pm
    Feb 15, 2002 at 12:04 pm
  • I have a specific problem: I have to create dialogs on the fly, and in those dialog text together with text entries. Something like: ^ Lavenda's ____, dilly dilliy, | green, dilly dilly, | v (where ...
    Artur SkuraArtur Skura
    Feb 15, 2002 at 7:01 pm
    Feb 23, 2002 at 3:02 pm
  • I'm not quite sure if that is what you need, but give it a try. 1) Write an outer frame, so that the user cannot see the inner links. 2) Encoded the state in the href links. In the code below, you ...
    Gerson KurzGerson Kurz
    Feb 5, 2002 at 7:28 pm
    Feb 9, 2002 at 1:06 am
  • In reviewing over many messages in the autocoding and related threads and seeing the evidence of contridictions, hypocracy, irrational and illogical responses...... Its damn clear that there is a ...
    Timothy RueTimothy Rue
    Feb 4, 2002 at 12:01 am
    Feb 7, 2002 at 4:16 am
  • I need to convert a list into a list of characters. For example: ("cat",5,['dog',[3,3,1]],"zoo") Would become: ('c','a','t',5,'d','o','g',3,3,1,'z','o','o') Any information would be appreciated. ...
    MDKMDK
    Feb 6, 2002 at 1:32 pm
    Feb 7, 2002 at 3:39 am
  • Hi, I am desperatly seeking a good python editor, so far JEdit is the best I have found, but since it is written in Java, I find it painfully slow, and PyBrowse, although good, a little flaky. Can ...
    Moray TaylorMoray Taylor
    Feb 25, 2002 at 4:18 pm
    Mar 5, 2002 at 2:03 am
  • Hello, I'm trying to use either of these two modules ASV by Laurence Tratt at http://tratt.net/laurie/python/asv/ and CSV by Dave Cole at http://object-craft.com.au/projects/csv/. I tried both of ...
    Ron nixonRon nixon
    Feb 28, 2002 at 11:25 pm
    Mar 4, 2002 at 9:08 am
  • One nice feature of Java (sorry!) is the ability to ship an application as a single JAR file - containing all code, resources, etc, etc. Is there any equivalent feature available in Python? The ...
    Paul MoorePaul Moore
    Feb 14, 2002 at 4:56 pm
    Feb 22, 2002 at 11:49 pm
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