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  • Not offering any personal opinion on this conjecture, but a lot of people are saying that java has failed to become a widely accepted cross platform language for applications. These leaves the world ...
    Aug 19, 2002 at 4:13 am
    Sep 6, 2002 at 10:38 am
  • Sometimes we talk about "python extensions" in this group. Perhaps this raised some confusion in your mind. --Gilles import base64 base64.decodestring('Z2xlbmZhbnRAYmlnZm9vdC5jb20=\n') <tfrhvc at ...
    Aug 5, 2002 at 4:52 pm
    Aug 22, 2002 at 7:16 pm
  • Hey to all! I've started implementing a little program using Graham's spam filter for filtering mail. What this program momentarily tries to implement is a client/server based protocol with ...
    Heiko WundramHeiko Wundram
    Aug 22, 2002 at 4:55 am
    Oct 8, 2002 at 10:37 pm
  • If s and t are strings, and I evaluate an expression of the form s[i:j] == t can I count on the implementation not to form s[i:j] as a new substring? Suppose, for instance, that s is many megabytes ...
    Andrew KoenigAndrew Koenig
    Aug 11, 2002 at 3:52 pm
    Aug 14, 2002 at 2:42 am
  • I have some advocacy to do on the many wonderful tools that Linux provides. While it is true that these tools are often available on other platforms, they just *seem* to work more smoothly in linux, ...
    Aug 1, 2002 at 9:05 am
    Sep 7, 2002 at 2:00 pm
  • Hello pythonians! I'm somewhat experienced in Tcl-scripting, and I generally still like Tcl, but there are some nasty edges in Tcl, which is the reason why I had a look at Python. I bought a small ...
    Andreas LeitgebAndreas Leitgeb
    Aug 2, 2002 at 1:36 pm
    Aug 7, 2002 at 2:42 pm
  • I had a function along the following lines: def f(): if <condition : print <something else: <do something f() <do something else and I wanted to turn it into a generator instead of having it generate ...
    Andrew KoenigAndrew Koenig
    Aug 14, 2002 at 3:38 pm
    Aug 22, 2002 at 6:07 am
  • Hello, It appears that, a = b = [] is not the same as a=[] b=[] because in the previous case a and b will refer to the same list eg, [23] I am completely baffled by this. Can someone please explain? ...
    Abhishek RoyAbhishek Roy
    Aug 19, 2002 at 4:18 am
    Aug 23, 2002 at 2:26 pm
  • Well, not really, but in his remarks[1] on what was to become Ada he did say: """ I thought that it was a firm principle of language design -- out of concern for programming as a human activity -- ...
    Al ViningAl Vining
    Aug 12, 2002 at 11:44 pm
    Aug 17, 2002 at 4:31 pm
  • The following snippet demonstrates it: --- snip --- def f(x,y): x+=y d='foo'; f(d,'bar'); print d # - 'foo' i=4; f(i,2); print i # - 4 #but: l=[1,2,3]; f(l,[7,8,9]); print l # - [1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9] ...
    Andreas LeitgebAndreas Leitgeb
    Aug 5, 2002 at 4:10 pm
    Aug 9, 2002 at 3:35 pm
  • In article <mailman.1030456801.18090.python-list at python.org , "Mark McEahern" <marklists at mceahern.com writes: http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/jargon/html/entry/evil.html evil (adj.) As used by ...
    Erno KuuselaErno Kuusela
    Aug 27, 2002 at 3:36 pm
    Aug 29, 2002 at 7:11 pm
  • Howdy folks, I'm building python 2.2.1 for installation into an NFS-shared software tree, and I've encountered what look like bugs in the Python build process: (1) The value of LDFLAGS (and CFLAGS ...
    Lars Kellogg-StedmanLars Kellogg-Stedman
    Aug 9, 2002 at 1:38 pm
    Aug 21, 2002 at 7:17 pm
  • Suppose I have a function that sometimes returns one value and sometimes returns two. What's the cleanest way to define such an interface? For the sake of this discussion, I'll use x to refer to the ...
    Andrew KoenigAndrew Koenig
    Aug 28, 2002 at 6:05 pm
    Sep 3, 2002 at 1:20 pm
  • Hi all. I really hosed emacs on my account. My wifes account is unaffected. She can use Emacs just fine. What happened is this: I went into KDE control panel, and changed some settings for the look ...
    Aug 9, 2002 at 2:04 am
    Aug 31, 2002 at 8:22 pm
  • Don't know how many saw the story on Slashdot about Paul Graham's article (http://www.paulgraham.com/spam.html) on how he filters spam. He posted two snippets of code in Lisp, a language which I only ...
    John E. BarhamJohn E. Barham
    Aug 17, 2002 at 12:59 am
    Aug 21, 2002 at 4:10 am
  • Hello, If I understand, only one thread can be in the interpreter at any time. Now what I don't understand is being in the interpreter at a time part. I have written threaded programs with Python and ...
    Mr. NeutronMr. Neutron
    Aug 21, 2002 at 6:18 pm
    Aug 29, 2002 at 8:33 pm
  • I am thinking of getting into Python but before I take the plunge I wanted to get some opinions on how the database connectivity is actually working in python since the work I will be doing will be ...
    Jeff SchedinJeff Schedin
    Aug 6, 2002 at 4:46 am
    Aug 16, 2002 at 1:41 pm
  • Hi all. I've posted a similiar message in comp.lang.java.advocacy, just for curious, but it seems that most people don't know about python... Would you tell me how your company (or your boss, ...
    Aug 18, 2002 at 11:01 am
    Feb 4, 2004 at 6:46 am
  • I wanna start learning some real programming language (I know now only Visual Basic , but i don't find it interesting ,sorry for the vb programmers, but this is my opinion). And I was reading some ...
    Raphael RibeiroRaphael Ribeiro
    Aug 21, 2002 at 6:42 pm
    Aug 27, 2002 at 8:11 pm
  • I started learning perl but more recently I found python. Both look to have their advantages, so I'm having a hard time picking one to stick with and persue. I have seen arguments that python has ...
    Kyle BabichKyle Babich
    Aug 5, 2002 at 1:17 pm
    Aug 8, 2002 at 8:21 pm
  • I've just came up with the idea which IMHO looks attracting. Imagine that you have a looong web page and you'd like to find entries of some phrase, not all of them are of interest. You run your ...
    Serge BoikoSerge Boiko
    Aug 24, 2002 at 10:58 am
    Sep 6, 2002 at 3:51 am
  • Pyrex 0.4.3 is now available: http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~greg/python/Pyrex/ New Features: * A new kind of for-loop has been added to the language for iterating over ranges of integers. ...
    Greg EwingGreg Ewing
    Aug 27, 2002 at 1:40 am
    Aug 28, 2002 at 12:00 pm
  • I've imported the sys module, and I'm SHOCKED that there is no way to access the argument count. The docs talk about accessing argv, but nothing about the argument count. Was something omitted from ...
    Tony CTony C
    Aug 2, 2002 at 6:53 am
    Aug 13, 2002 at 8:39 am
  • Hi, I am working on a program that uses a list of lists MyList = [ [0] * 32767 for i in range(32767) ] My first realization is that it is incredibly slow just to create this list. Then I have a ...
    Mr. NeutronMr. Neutron
    Aug 23, 2002 at 8:39 am
    Aug 27, 2002 at 2:22 am
  • I read this comments about Python in Linux Today which went mostly unanswered. I was wondering what your opinion on them is. The story had to do whis some comments that Scott McNealy made regarding ...
    Aug 6, 2002 at 7:48 pm
    Aug 12, 2002 at 6:43 pm
  • I'm trying to settle on Ruby or Python as my scripting language of choice. There are some features of Ruby that I like, but I lean toward Python since by day I'm a C++ programmer and Python seems ...
    Steven AtkinsonSteven Atkinson
    Aug 9, 2002 at 4:04 am
    Aug 14, 2002 at 6:36 am
  • Hi all, I am *very* sorry is this has been answered before (I'm sure it must have at some point), but trawling Google Groups hasn't shown anything completely relevant to my question. I have written ...
    Alan James SalmoniAlan James Salmoni
    Aug 29, 2002 at 5:37 pm
    Sep 17, 2002 at 7:44 am
  • With many thanks to Barry Warsaw for his help and patience, I am pleased to announce that a new format for PEPs (Python Enhancement Proposals) has been deployed. The new format is reStructuredText, a ...
    David GoodgerDavid Goodger
    Aug 30, 2002 at 4:23 am
    Sep 4, 2002 at 7:08 pm
  • A Python evangelist keeps telling me I need to try Python as it is so much quicker and easier to develop in then Java. Bottom line is I think the ease of learning is dependent on the quality of your ...
    Jonathan DrillerJonathan Driller
    Aug 13, 2002 at 2:48 am
    Aug 20, 2002 at 8:00 am
  • Hello all, since I wanted to test how fast python is in processing delimited text files, something common here, I wrote a quick and dirty mockup of such situation. I generated a file about 7MB long, ...
    Aug 7, 2002 at 2:21 pm
    Aug 12, 2002 at 10:38 am
  • Hello, World! In a recent thread [0] on the mod_python [1] mailing list, I'm wondering why there isn't a Python link on the main Apache web site. There are PHP, Perl and Tcl links but Python is ...
    Fabian FagerholmFabian Fagerholm
    Aug 23, 2002 at 9:51 am
    Aug 30, 2002 at 8:31 pm
  • I am an experienced programmer (C++, VB, HTML, Perl), and while learning Python I came across a problem! For GUI (Graphical User Interface) design, should I use the classic Tkinter or wxPython? Also, ...
    Andrew MAndrew M
    Aug 14, 2002 at 12:45 am
    Aug 19, 2002 at 11:44 pm
  • This bug has been here since the 1.5 days. I once emailed it to Guido, but I it has never been included. Could someone see that it gets the right people? best -paul --- src/Objects/longobject.c Thu ...
    Paul SheerPaul Sheer
    Aug 17, 2002 at 6:13 pm
    Aug 20, 2002 at 7:49 am
  • Hi everybody, I need to write a Python script to call and execute a DOS .EXE application. How do I do that? I know that there is os.execv(path, args) and similars, but can't get the right syntax. ...
    Fausto Arinos de A. BarbutoFausto Arinos de A. Barbuto
    Aug 27, 2002 at 4:05 am
    Aug 29, 2002 at 2:37 pm
  • I'm trying to write a filter (between the GNU plotutils ode and graph). The problem I have is making it work in a situation like this: cat | filter.py | whatever (ode -f foo | filter.py | graph ... ...
    Jacek GenerowiczJacek Generowicz
    Aug 9, 2002 at 3:15 pm
    Aug 22, 2002 at 4:52 pm
  • I've written a simple portscanner (two version: the first without threads and the second one with threads). I just want to speed up more the scanning, what can i do? ----------- code snippets ...
    Aug 3, 2002 at 9:07 am
    Aug 7, 2002 at 7:58 am
  • First, a warning: - I'm very poor in english. - I woke up way too early this morning. - It's a long post... (Sorry!) - I *love* python. This is not a troll, or anything like that. Ok. Here we go. I ...
    Jean-François MénardJean-François Ménard
    Aug 28, 2002 at 3:00 pm
    Aug 29, 2002 at 8:00 am
  • Well, I want to throw away a _same_ garbage from a list with less of coding. This is current code, sure not the best ;-) Is any better solutions? --------------8<------------------------ lst = ['', ...
    Bo M. MaryniuckBo M. Maryniuck
    Aug 20, 2002 at 2:51 pm
    Aug 21, 2002 at 9:59 am
  • Hello. As a part some activity I have to research all the possible ways to write a GUI in Python. As a result, I have decided to make a page for the Python fans that would help them understand all ...
    Daniel NuriyevDaniel Nuriyev
    Aug 21, 2002 at 3:46 pm
    Sep 10, 2002 at 11:32 pm
  • I have opened a serial port and if there is nothing there to be read os.read() hangs whereas I want it to return "". if I try to open the fd with port = os.open("COM1", os.O_RDWR | os.O_NONBLOCK) I ...
    Joe ConnellanJoe Connellan
    Aug 23, 2002 at 10:32 am
    Aug 29, 2002 at 8:58 am
  • Hello everyone, Does anyone know if there is a way to execute javascript from within a Python script? I'm trying to write a script to browse a web site that makes use of javascript rather liberally. ...
    Justin GuerinJustin Guerin
    Aug 26, 2002 at 5:19 pm
    Aug 28, 2002 at 4:15 pm
  • We've already used Python for CGI scripting in small projects and it worked well. We're now considering it for web projects with much higher hit rates. I'm a bit worried about how it will scale. Each ...
    Dale Strickland-ClarkDale Strickland-Clark
    Aug 5, 2002 at 2:28 pm
    Aug 6, 2002 at 5:42 pm
  • When creating an embedded python in an RM/Cobol-85 interpretor, i have the following problem: It seems that i have to link all the modules (the .so's) that i need with the new dynamic link library, ...
    Kim PetersenKim Petersen
    Aug 12, 2002 at 1:50 pm
    Sep 20, 2002 at 8:31 am
  • I'm a little hesitant to say this, but today (while, of all things, putting a sales proposal together) I realised that my attitude to the "Red Hat comes with 1.5.2" question has now altered. When ...
    Steve HoldenSteve Holden
    Aug 20, 2002 at 8:59 am
    Sep 6, 2002 at 1:43 am
  • I sometimes run into the problem of multiline comments destroying the look of my indentation: thisPrintsBad = """ Name: %(name)s age: %(age)s """ % vars() thisLooksBadInSource = """ Name: %(name)s ...
    Max MMax M
    Aug 8, 2002 at 4:15 pm
    Aug 20, 2002 at 12:34 pm
  • I search an editor which can be extented using python. It should run under linux and have a graphical user interface. Heiko
    Aug 9, 2002 at 11:18 pm
    Aug 14, 2002 at 5:29 pm
  • Hallo python gods :-) I'm looking for a easy-to-use module which let's me draw some plots while a simulation coded in python is running and producing the data to be diplayed. Ideally the ...
    Aug 6, 2002 at 2:42 pm
    Aug 8, 2002 at 12:06 pm
  • Hhmm, I'm afraid my editor ate up one of my modules... I don't know how, but the file is gone... I still have a compiled .pyc-version. So here is my question: is it possible to get back the source ...
    Matthias HueningMatthias Huening
    Aug 3, 2002 at 7:07 am
    Aug 4, 2002 at 7:24 am
  • What is the polite way to skip to the end of a long if statement? if x ==y: blah blah blah blah blah blah I WANT OUT! blah blah blah blah Simon
    Simon FaulknerSimon Faulkner
    Aug 23, 2002 at 7:04 pm
    Aug 28, 2002 at 1:31 am
  • I'm new to Python. I'm most comfortable with Java, but have done work in several other languages. So far Python has proven rather annoying to deal with. I'm trying to do a simple string comparison, ...
    David IungerichDavid Iungerich
    Aug 21, 2002 at 4:51 pm
    Aug 23, 2002 at 3:13 pm
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