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  • I offer the following PEP for review by the community. If it receives a favorable response, it will be implemented in Python 2.3. A long discussion has already been held in python-dev about this PEP; ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Mar 30, 2002 at 5:39 am
    May 1, 2002 at 3:11 pm
  • Abstract This PEP proposes to simplify iteration over intervals of integers, by extending the range of expressions allowed after a "for" keyword to allow three-way comparisons such as for lower <= ...
    David EppsteinDavid Eppstein
    Mar 6, 2002 at 4:41 pm
    Apr 7, 2002 at 4:23 pm
  • 1. Where can I find an unbiased comparison between Java and Python? 2. Will Python dominate? 3. Who does support Python? Thanks a lot for your attention. Ahmed
    Ahmed MoustafaAhmed Moustafa
    Mar 19, 2002 at 6:33 am
    Apr 8, 2002 at 3:06 am
  • Hi, I'm pretty clueless about sockets, but here's my problem. Please help! I have a process (actually a 'make') which takes a long time to complete and periodically spits out lines of information. I ...
    Mar 15, 2002 at 3:34 am
    Apr 3, 2002 at 5:34 pm
  • QOTW: "A feature in isolation is a feature doomed to misuse." timbot "The joy of coding Python should be in seeing short, concise, readable classes that express a lot of action in a small amount of ...
    Dean GoodmansonDean Goodmanson
    Mar 26, 2002 at 7:42 pm
    Apr 3, 2002 at 3:56 am
  • Some tens (or hundreds - I lost count already) of posts ago, someone asked what was the wartiness of the range (and by extension, of xrange) builtin. The question sunked in my brain, and last night ...
    Gonçalo RodriguesGonçalo Rodrigues
    Mar 13, 2002 at 3:47 pm
    Mar 18, 2002 at 10:04 pm
  • I know there are several solutions available for building standalone binary executables from Python programs (Freeze, py2exe, McMillan Installer, etc.) -- I just wondered if it would be possible to ...
    Magnus Lie HetlandMagnus Lie Hetland
    Mar 20, 2002 at 12:07 am
    Mar 28, 2002 at 10:48 pm
  • There appears to be a serious bug in Python 2.2 that severely limits its usefulness for numerical computation: # Python 1.5.2 - 2.1 inf 0.0 # Python 2.2 Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
    Huaiyu ZhuHuaiyu Zhu
    Mar 2, 2002 at 4:51 am
    Mar 20, 2002 at 2:51 am
  • Are there any projects out there that allow you to embed python in HTML like PHP? I like the PHP-style of embedding the bits of program in HTML, but I'd like to use python... Something like: <html ...
    Rob NikanderRob Nikander
    Mar 12, 2002 at 8:13 pm
    Apr 3, 2002 at 1:18 pm
  • Hi,all apologize if this is off-topic :) I am a student who have learned perl,java and other like data structure stuff. Now i want to take some further step to learn one or two languages to improve ...
    Mar 9, 2002 at 11:44 am
    Mar 15, 2002 at 5:00 am
  • Is there an idiom in Python as to sorting dictionary by value, not keys? I came up with some solutions which are so inefficient that I'm sure there must be a simple way. Regards, Artur -- ...
    Artur SkuraArtur Skura
    Mar 22, 2002 at 8:19 am
    Mar 29, 2002 at 8:37 pm
  • So asks an article on Mark in the IT section of today's Sydney Morning Herald - see http://www.it.mycareer.com.au/news/2002/03/12/FFXMFP3LOYC.html Personally I think that integrating Python into .NET ...
    Tim ChurchesTim Churches
    Mar 12, 2002 at 9:39 am
    Mar 14, 2002 at 10:49 pm
  • Hello Newsgroup I'm trying to write a program to calculate diffraction patterns for electron diffraction on clusters (100-10'000 atoms). So far I used Python only for CGI programming and system tools ...
    Martin KaufmannMartin Kaufmann
    Mar 12, 2002 at 12:22 pm
    Mar 15, 2002 at 2:30 am
  • Problem: How to put quotes around an arbitrary program text? Obviously a program may contain quoted material using all the defined string quoting methods (and this new method as well), so the problem ...
    Bengt RichterBengt Richter
    Mar 3, 2002 at 9:50 am
    Mar 13, 2002 at 9:55 pm
  • If python was to allow "for i in 5:", is there any other meaning that would be appropriate besides the one detailed in PEP 276? Without trotting out ugly examples, it is cleaner than many of the ...
    Cromwell, JeremyCromwell, Jeremy
    Mar 3, 2002 at 12:53 am
    Apr 24, 2002 at 7:17 pm
  • can i generate this list: [1, 1.1, 2, 2.1, 3, 3.1] with a list comprehension in a form of this: [SOMETHING for x in 1,2,3] and without using side effects like this? result=[] [(result.append(x), ...
    Tripp ScottTripp Scott
    Mar 24, 2002 at 5:00 am
    Mar 28, 2002 at 3:51 am
  • What relational database is easy to setup and use with python? besides msql (im having some problems) Cheeeers.. trungie
    Trung HoangTrung Hoang
    Mar 31, 2002 at 8:33 am
    May 1, 2002 at 12:46 am
  • I'm currently trying to master Python, but to succeed I need to exercise. However, I detest building programs that have already been built a kazillion times and aren't of use to anyone. Can anyone ...
    Mar 29, 2002 at 10:20 am
    Apr 3, 2002 at 12:15 am
  • Hi, I've wondering wondering why ActivePython (PythonWin) 2.2 hasn't been out yet?! Its been almost a quarter since Python 2.2 was release and yet ActivePython 2.2 is still in Alpha! I've contacted ...
    Shiv Shankar RamakrishnanShiv Shankar Ramakrishnan
    Mar 28, 2002 at 2:17 am
    Mar 31, 2002 at 12:36 pm
  • Hi all, Found the following link on comp.lang.tcl. A bit long, but worth reading... http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&selm;40A4A7.6E39BD%40brad-aisa.com&rnum=1 Regards, - eric -
    Eric BrunelEric Brunel
    Mar 11, 2002 at 10:20 am
    Mar 14, 2002 at 12:59 am
  • In Python, are destructors defined to be invoked in reverse order of constructors? The following program illustrates the problem: class HTML: def __init__(self): print "<HTML " def __del__(self): ...
    Reginald B. CharneyReginald B. Charney
    Mar 5, 2002 at 5:37 am
    Mar 12, 2002 at 6:52 pm
  • Neosynapse has released istring 1.0.1, a module for interpolating strings in Python. String interpolation means you can put variables directly in strings, like this: "Value is 100" The new release ...
    Steven D. ArnoldSteven D. Arnold
    Mar 6, 2002 at 7:44 am
    Mar 14, 2002 at 9:34 am
  • Quoting Guido's new "Parade of the PEPs" essay at http://www.python.org/doc/essays/pepparade.html """ To start off Developer's Day at the Python10 conference I gave a keynote ending in what I dubbed ...
    Tim PetersTim Peters
    Mar 8, 2002 at 6:04 am
    Mar 12, 2002 at 12:43 am
  • I have classes defined in different files and would like to inherit from a class in file A.py for a class in file B.py but am running into problems. I'm using Python 1.5.2 on Windows NT Here's a ...
    Mar 21, 2002 at 9:03 pm
    Sep 21, 2013 at 3:28 am
  • In article <mailman.1017437568.25402.python-list at python.org , "Umesh Persad" wrote: Umesh, I would personally recommend wxPython. I believe that wxPython is more modern and feature rich. It also ...
    Mark NenadovMark Nenadov
    Mar 29, 2002 at 10:39 pm
    Apr 4, 2002 at 2:48 am
  • Is Python an object based programming langauge?
    Graz BukanoffGraz Bukanoff
    Mar 11, 2002 at 3:31 pm
    Mar 14, 2002 at 11:09 pm
  • [snip] Let me add to your list distutils. They are nice but need a fair amount of work. Projects such as PyXML and SciPy have ended up writing a lot of wraparound utility code basically to provide ...
    Fernando PérezFernando Pérez
    Mar 6, 2002 at 3:50 pm
    Mar 9, 2002 at 11:07 am
  • I'm teaching Python for [Perl] Programmers at OSCON this July. I've already decided to mention mxODBC, NumPy, and PIL, plus PythonPoint (aka ReportLab) gets a mention on my title page. I'd like this ...
    Mar 31, 2002 at 3:51 am
    Apr 2, 2002 at 1:03 am
  • I have a free software program (http://sf.net/projects/bttotalcontrol/) and I am having great difficulty writing an installation script for windows. I don't want to use distutils because I am not ...
    Jonathan GardnerJonathan Gardner
    Mar 15, 2002 at 2:59 am
    Mar 18, 2002 at 9:09 pm
  • Hi there, I would greatly appreciate information about a good book on python. I have been programming C for a few years, but I know next to nothing about python. Therefore, I would appreciate a book ...
    Antonis C KoutalosAntonis C Koutalos
    Mar 14, 2002 at 11:26 am
    Mar 16, 2002 at 10:19 pm
  • the round() function will sometimes return a predictable result, as in: round(45.67891, 2) but sometimes it will return something like: round(56.78923, 2) 2.1 and 2.2 both behave this way on two ...
    Mar 9, 2002 at 10:59 pm
    Mar 12, 2002 at 4:32 am
  • Hi, i am just curious as to why different programming languages have different speed. I understand that if a language has an extensive grammar (such as c++) the compiler would take longer. But what ...
    Les anderLes ander
    Mar 8, 2002 at 2:41 am
    Mar 9, 2002 at 4:38 pm
  • Is there some special reason why python inhibits string copying. I suppose there's some attempt being made to make these constants. To make differing versions of 'abc' one has to resort to silliness ...
    Robin BeckerRobin Becker
    Mar 29, 2002 at 9:04 pm
    Apr 1, 2002 at 6:05 pm
  • Well-- OK, my new ISP doesn't have a news server, but I found one that I could use to post this with. If you reply to my email, do the 'nospam' thing first to my email address... I really am ...
    Ken PeekKen Peek
    Mar 28, 2002 at 3:52 pm
    Mar 30, 2002 at 7:07 pm
  • Is there a popular style document for Python? I realize that there isn't a whole lot of scope for such a thing, but I wondered because of certain particular issues that came to mind. 1. I use "me" ...
    Greg WeeksGreg Weeks
    Mar 20, 2002 at 1:52 pm
    Mar 23, 2002 at 1:15 pm
  • Does the recent zlib double free vulnerability http://news.com.com/2100-1001-857008.html impact zlib.pyd? -- Robin Becker
    Robin BeckerRobin Becker
    Mar 11, 2002 at 11:39 pm
    Mar 14, 2002 at 2:00 am
  • Hey all. Just got my Linux web server system Linux ready. Moving on to Apache configuration in a bit. Note, I'm a long-time Windoze developer but a 3-day old Linux newbie (Suse 7.3 Pro, last Friday ...
    Robert OschlerRobert Oschler
    Mar 31, 2002 at 11:24 pm
    Apr 2, 2002 at 5:01 pm
  • Hello, maybe a simple question: how could you stop a running threading.Thread from the *outside*? of course i could introduce some kind of flag into the event loop of the Thread.run-method, but i ...
    Mar 24, 2002 at 12:43 pm
    Mar 26, 2002 at 12:26 am
  • I'm considering writing a wxWindows app for Win32. The only way I'm willing to do this is by doing all of the development under Unix, and then grit my teeth while I package up the final product for ...
    Grant EdwardsGrant Edwards
    Mar 10, 2002 at 3:30 am
    Mar 12, 2002 at 2:48 am
  • I am just testing Python 2.2 and one of the oddities I have found is in some code that used to test __import__. if type(__import__) == type(open): ..... but now I see <built-in function __import__ ...
    Robin BeckerRobin Becker
    Mar 24, 2002 at 2:40 pm
    Mar 27, 2002 at 8:14 pm
  • hi all, never having done numeric calculations in python* i am seeking advice on how to best go about doing some basic statistics. in particular, i need to find standard deviations and point ...
    Mar 13, 2002 at 10:36 pm
    Mar 19, 2002 at 10:10 pm
  • Python isn't necessarily slow: When one scrambles through the dejanews-archive he unavoidably will get the impression that Python is a nice toy but hardly ever usable for real numerical computations; ...
    Siegfried GonziSiegfried Gonzi
    Mar 4, 2002 at 9:23 am
    Mar 6, 2002 at 9:37 am
  • Hello! I am messing a bit with my bookmarks (gonna sync them between a bunch of computers and browsers) and now comes the question.. How does os.listdir in the windows-compiled python handle ...
    Andrew MarkeboAndrew Markebo
    Mar 19, 2002 at 7:33 am
    Mar 21, 2002 at 6:01 am
  • Can anyone se why this is coming up empty in the "cols" list? I've tried something similar in the interpreter, and everything here looks right. For some reason, it isn't finding any matches here. ...
    Jon CosbyJon Cosby
    Mar 29, 2002 at 9:34 pm
    Apr 1, 2002 at 12:25 pm
  • Hi, I like Python language and use it every day. But... I read some articles from October, 1998 where there was a fight with space and tabs and indent problems. Today, we can found code with spaces ...
    Gilles DiribarneGilles Diribarne
    Mar 25, 2002 at 1:16 pm
    Mar 26, 2002 at 7:08 pm
  • I've noticed that Windows sockets seem to close all by themselves if there is no activity for 4 minutes. Does anyone know why? Is it possible to control this behavior? Just a link to some ...
    Geoffrey TalvolaGeoffrey Talvola
    Mar 21, 2002 at 11:54 pm
    Mar 24, 2002 at 12:51 am
  • I have need to write some Python scripts that run on Windows as well as Linux/Unix. In some instances I will be making os.system() calls to execute applications installed locally on the machine. How ...
    Jill ObsidianJill Obsidian
    Mar 21, 2002 at 1:33 am
    Mar 22, 2002 at 5:28 am
  • Does anyone have any code that, given that absolute URL of a web page, can convert all the relative URLs on that page to their absolute equivalent? -- ----------------------- James A Roush jar @ ...
    James A RoushJames A Roush
    Mar 13, 2002 at 5:29 am
    Mar 18, 2002 at 5:14 pm
  • PEP 276 (Simple Iterator for ints) and PEP 284 (Integer for-loops), among others, are written from the perspective that the current integer for-loop syntax for i in range(10): is a wart. Is this ...
    Cromwell, JeremyCromwell, Jeremy
    Mar 8, 2002 at 6:26 pm
    Mar 11, 2002 at 4:37 am
  • I just found out about pychecker (http://pychecker.sourceforge.net/) and I am wondering why it isn't mentioned prominently all over the Python web site: the tutorial, the links on the left and side ...
    Edward K. ReamEdward K. Ream
    Mar 2, 2002 at 3:17 pm
    Mar 7, 2002 at 4:17 pm
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