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  • I have a lot of experience in ANSI C/C++, I want to learn a new language and which it can help me in the work. I just want to clear which(python or perl) is more comfort for me?
    Apr 30, 2002 at 5:11 am
    May 25, 2002 at 6:53 pm
  • Please send me comments on a draft PEP deprecating and relocating six built-in functions. The text file is at: http://users.rcn.com/python/download/deppep.txt It is also listed below. Raymond ...
    Raymond HettingerRaymond Hettinger
    Apr 29, 2002 at 5:34 am
    May 11, 2002 at 3:50 am
  • Although they may be found in clisp, I don't think docstrings are regarded a general feature of "Lisp" or Scheme. Seems to me the more prominent genetic similarities are the overall semantics: late ...
    James J. BesemerJames J. Besemer
    Apr 20, 2002 at 10:41 am
    Apr 29, 2002 at 5:37 pm
  • Here's one final posting of PEP 285. I've read (or at least skimmed) all feedback that was on our news server by 9:30am EST on April 2nd, plus anything mailed directly to me or to python-dev until ...
    Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
    Apr 3, 2002 at 10:32 pm
    Apr 9, 2002 at 3:43 am
  • Itamar Shtull-Trauring <twisted at itamarst.org wrote in message news:<mailman.1017656355.5887.python-list at python.org ... While the small amount of software I have written has been release under ...
    Peter OlsenPeter Olsen
    Apr 9, 2002 at 8:23 pm
    Aug 16, 2002 at 3:47 am
  • Since Python does not have unsigned numbers, I think Python should have a (Java-like) ' ' operator. The ' ' means 'logical-shift-right', where a zero is copied into the high bit. This would be kind ...
    Ken PeekKen Peek
    Apr 13, 2002 at 7:44 pm
    Jun 12, 2002 at 6:56 pm
  • Recently on this newsgroup there's been a discussion about adding a bool datatype to Python; and Guido has decided to do this. Some time ago, there was a rather contentious discussion about changing ...
    Phil huntPhil hunt
    Apr 4, 2002 at 7:57 pm
    Apr 12, 2002 at 1:15 am
  • I'm downloading Python 2.2.1 right now and I wonder why you still produce bugfix releases for the old 2.1 development line. It seems that Python 2.2 is somewhat broken. If not what's the reason that ...
    Jens BaaderJens Baader
    Apr 13, 2002 at 9:46 pm
    Apr 22, 2002 at 10:57 pm
  • I have to say that the most damaging thing introduced by PEP 285 has little to do with the technical merits of the discussion. The level of respect accorded others in this community has taken the ...
    Cliff WellsCliff Wells
    Apr 8, 2002 at 8:42 pm
    Apr 14, 2002 at 2:49 pm
  • OK, I've decided to write a PEP. Preliminary to this, I'd like people's comments. I wish to make the pas startement optional. That is, in any Python program where there is a pass it can be left out ...
    Phil huntPhil hunt
    Apr 15, 2002 at 11:26 pm
    Apr 18, 2002 at 2:11 pm
  • Please send me comments on a draft PEP deprecating and relocating six built-in functions. The text file is at: http://users.rcn.com/python/download/deppep.txt This is version two and incorporates the ...
    Raymond HettingerRaymond Hettinger
    Apr 29, 2002 at 7:52 am
    May 29, 2002 at 7:30 pm
  • Trying to bring python up to date (working version is 1.5.2) on a Sun Sparc Solaris2.7 system: GNU Make version 3.79, by Richard Stallman and Roland McGrath. Built for sparc-sun-solaris2.7 gcc ...
    Hugh Sasse Staff Elec EngHugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng
    Apr 12, 2002 at 5:32 pm
    Apr 22, 2002 at 4:21 pm
  • Here's a serious proposal, safe to post now that April Fool's is over. Please read & comment. -- David Goodger goodger at users.sourceforge.net Open-source projects: - Python Docstring Processing ...
    David GoodgerDavid Goodger
    Apr 2, 2002 at 5:28 am
    Apr 21, 2002 at 12:33 am
  • I think an 'xor' operator is needed. The 'xor' operator means 'logical-exclusive-or', and returns a 1 or 0. Here is some code that does what I want (in all the cases I can think of) for 'xor': # ...
    Ken PeekKen Peek
    Apr 13, 2002 at 7:44 pm
    Apr 17, 2002 at 5:11 am
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    Apr 1, 2002 at 6:31 am
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  • Who can tell me what's in there. Someone on c.l.py recently let drop the hint about finding the Zen of Python at the interactive prompt in 2.2. I went so far as trying the command in Python versions ...
    Lulu of the Lotus-EatersLulu of the Lotus-Eaters
    Apr 9, 2002 at 10:22 pm
    Apr 11, 2002 at 10:36 pm
  • Not that it's a big deal since there's many ways to do that, but can I use something like verboseGender = (gender == 'm') ? 'male' : 'female' in Python?
    Philipp LenssenPhilipp Lenssen
    Apr 17, 2002 at 5:48 pm
    Apr 25, 2002 at 6:12 pm
  • Hi, there. I previously saw a posing named "Python vs Php" and sys atht "... there are many packages you can download..." However, only one package is mentioned: jonpy What is the most popular and ...
    Johan Fredrik ØhmanJohan Fredrik Øhman
    Apr 28, 2002 at 12:50 pm
    May 2, 2002 at 9:29 am
  • Hello, how can you dynamically update the locals() namebindings? Example what does *not* work: def func(somedict): locals().update(somedict) print i func({'i': None}) This fails on 'print i' with ...
    Holger krekelHolger krekel
    Apr 27, 2002 at 7:57 pm
    Apr 30, 2002 at 8:06 pm
  • I know this is way off topic, but I figure the heavy hackers here will understand my mindset better than those at comp.lang.C I have been doodling with python (nasty habit I know but I have to do ...
    Apr 9, 2002 at 2:58 am
    Apr 16, 2002 at 4:19 am
  • Greetings, I need to translate a (rather voluminous 100MB) java program to python. After a few searches on google, apparently the best tools for this task are Lex-Yacc (Flex-Bison on linux). While I ...
    Apr 3, 2002 at 8:55 am
    Apr 13, 2002 at 11:43 pm
  • I would like to be able to write an expression that yields an object that I can subsequently use to rebind a name that I mention only in that expression. How do I do it? My motivation is to be able ...
    Andrew KoenigAndrew Koenig
    Apr 9, 2002 at 7:23 pm
    Apr 13, 2002 at 6:00 pm
  • Raymond HettingerRaymond Hettinger
    Apr 29, 2002 at 6:03 pm
    Apr 30, 2002 at 6:04 pm
  • Hello, people. There is something which I find slightly irritating with the try/finally construct, and wonder if someone would not have a good advice to offer. I guess it is very usual that one has, ...
    François PinardFrançois Pinard
    Apr 24, 2002 at 2:14 pm
    May 6, 2002 at 6:12 pm
  • I've put together an encryption function written in Python using the SHA module to provide a keystream in output feedback mode. It's nowhere near as good as AES, but should be a big improvement over ...
    Paul RubinPaul Rubin
    Apr 24, 2002 at 5:04 am
    Apr 27, 2002 at 2:13 am
  • Hi all, after some time of consideration, I have decided to move the interface to Stackless Python's multitasking towards the ideas behind the Limbo Language. Besides the tasklets, there are ...
    Christian TismerChristian Tismer
    Apr 24, 2002 at 3:34 pm
    May 6, 2002 at 4:10 am
  • I am preparing myself to work on extracting data from 4 text files (fixed width format) which combined size is about 80GB. Considering deadlines, costs, and my limited programming knowledge I thought ...
    Apr 24, 2002 at 4:41 pm
    Apr 26, 2002 at 5:25 pm
  • I was recently introduced to OmniMark. One of our exercises was to take a plain text file of Hamlet and convert it to SGML. So I did it in Python, too. But the best time I could get from Python was ...
    Frederick H. BartlettFrederick H. Bartlett
    Apr 19, 2002 at 1:24 am
    Apr 25, 2002 at 10:53 am
  • Hello, one thing I like very much about Python is that statements work like you would expect them to work. Take for example the use of dict.values() for dictionaries: If you store the result of ...
    Apr 17, 2002 at 6:53 am
    Apr 23, 2002 at 2:30 am
  • Anyone else had a problem un-installing 2.2 for win32? When I tried to un-install 2.2 prior to installing 2.2.1 I got an error saying it had already been un-installed. Tried the link in start menu ...
    Robin BeckerRobin Becker
    Apr 13, 2002 at 10:04 am
    Apr 20, 2002 at 12:55 pm
  • Shouldn't I find the special methods '__iadd__' et al, when asking for the attributes of 'int'? ['__abs__', '__add__', '__and__', '__class__', '__cmp__', '__coerce__', '__delattr__', '__div__', ...
    Ralf JuenglingRalf Juengling
    Apr 12, 2002 at 1:23 pm
    Apr 24, 2002 at 4:17 pm
  • Hi, what are your experiences, using wxPython/wxWindows in large projects? Large means in my case a sales system, based on MySQL. I'm thinking about implementing it in wxPython, but I'm not sure ...
    Harald SchneiderHarald Schneider
    Apr 8, 2002 at 9:55 am
    Apr 13, 2002 at 4:08 pm
  • Hi, I was wondering what the best approach is on providing libraries for varying versions of Python? My aim is to distribute a module that will provide a set of core functions, but provide more ...
    Allan CrooksAllan Crooks
    Apr 21, 2002 at 2:29 pm
    Apr 22, 2002 at 5:13 pm
  • Is it possible to have a safe eval() on the server-side even when the string consists of submitted user data? Thanks. I've been just discussing this in a PHP group, but now I want to port an ...
    Philipp LenssenPhilipp Lenssen
    Apr 16, 2002 at 8:46 pm
    Apr 21, 2002 at 7:36 pm
  • I have entered the following at the command line in Python 2.1.1 on Linux and in Python 2.2 on NT and get the same results: File "<string ", line 1 r'\' ^ SyntaxError: invalid token It appears as if ...
    Colin BrownColin Brown
    Apr 23, 2002 at 9:42 pm
    Apr 30, 2002 at 4:37 am
  • Is there a way to prevent the print statement to automatically add a space between two objects? a= 1 how to make that cursed blank character dissappear? Other than print "a=%d" % a because it wouldnt ...
    Ante BagaricAnte Bagaric
    Apr 11, 2002 at 10:33 am
    Apr 15, 2002 at 3:40 am
  • It seems this has been brought up before, but I could only find two posts about it (about a year old). The question is: Could we have tuple comprehensions? The argument I saw used earlier was based ...
    Magnus Lie HetlandMagnus Lie Hetland
    Apr 11, 2002 at 3:18 am
    Apr 12, 2002 at 5:36 pm
  • This question is so fundamental that I strongly suspect it's already answered - ig that's the case, please forgive this poor newbie, for he has done some work searching over Python FAQ and Google. ...
    Apr 30, 2002 at 1:54 am
    May 7, 2002 at 9:24 am
  • It seems that Python started out (as a Lisp derivitave) with much less of an OO emphasis. I expect len(o) has precedent dating back to the original language. However, over time Python has ...
    James J. BesemerJames J. Besemer
    Apr 20, 2002 at 3:38 am
    May 1, 2002 at 11:35 am
  • I tested this using the Python command interpreter on a Windows XP box running: Python 2.1 (#15, Apr 16 2001, 18:25:49) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32 Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more ...
    Chris SpencerChris Spencer
    Apr 25, 2002 at 10:14 pm
    Apr 29, 2002 at 10:45 pm
  • The help and tutor maillists indicate that the use of input() rather than raw_input() is widespread. I think this function is so harmful and so likely to be used that it should be deprecated hasta ...
    Raymond HettingerRaymond Hettinger
    Apr 14, 2002 at 10:16 pm
    Apr 16, 2002 at 9:46 pm
  • Is anyone using Python as a spacecraft ground system scripting language, or onboard (embedded) language? Pros and cons when compared with TCL or JAVAScript. Just some real life, honest opinions. The ...
    M. J. MixM. J. Mix
    Apr 10, 2002 at 8:16 pm
    Apr 16, 2002 at 1:11 pm
  • Hi folks. I am doing my development on a PC (activeware's distribution) and the final project will be running on a macintosh. Umm...I am a little worried that there is not a command line interpreter ...
    Bryce C. MasonBryce C. Mason
    Apr 12, 2002 at 4:58 pm
    May 6, 2002 at 4:55 pm
  • Hi, I've just started trying to do some simple things with Python. I've read the Tutorial and other Doc's but I'm missing something obvious somewhere. All I want to do right now is run Tim Peter's ...
    Neville FranksNeville Franks
    Apr 21, 2002 at 10:27 pm
    Apr 29, 2002 at 1:49 am
  • I'm using CompatMysqldb from http://sourceforge.net/projects/mysql-python with Python 2.2 Whenever I try to insert some data into a mysql db, I get this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
    Fernando RodríguezFernando Rodríguez
    Apr 23, 2002 at 9:31 am
    Apr 25, 2002 at 3:06 am
  • Tim Peters wrote: [in a dull moment] I'd like to take this opportunity to at least thank the developers, bots included, and other contributors (in the most heartfelt way I can without sending large ...
    Peter HansenPeter Hansen
    Apr 11, 2002 at 1:52 am
    Apr 12, 2002 at 6:47 pm
  • Actually, Python 1.5.2 was already a bit too large. The functional programming constructs (lambda, map, reduce, filter) are fluff. List comprehension is cutesy and practically Perlish, an ...
    Greg WeeksGreg Weeks
    Apr 6, 2002 at 7:43 pm
    Apr 10, 2002 at 9:25 am
  • Hi, Would somebody explain the following behavior (Python 2.2)? Function nested in class: (why nested scoping doesn't work?) class A: a = 1 def f(): print a f() result: Traceback (most recent call ...
    Marek AugustynMarek Augustyn
    Apr 5, 2002 at 5:31 pm
    Apr 9, 2002 at 8:16 am
  • GoF Design Patterns in Python [Warning LONG POST AHEAD!] I'd like to see a canonical catalog of OODP in Python. At a minimum it should list each of the 23 GoF patterns, and at least one minimal ...
    Jim DennisJim Dennis
    Apr 4, 2002 at 1:11 am
    Apr 8, 2002 at 12:47 pm
  • Does anyone know why strings (i.e., those of length 1) don't share their data in Python? Since their immutable, it seems like this would be the obvious thing to do. So, for example, the space ...
    Mike ColemanMike Coleman
    Apr 16, 2002 at 4:01 am
    Apr 26, 2002 at 1:21 am
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