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  • AMK Doc/tools/sgmlconv/ already contains a tool that converts the AMK docs to an XML format, but LaTeX is simply more convenient to AMK work with, and the existing LaTeX tools work fine to produce ...
    Milan ZamazalMilan Zamazal
    Oct 31, 2002 at 9:06 am
    Nov 16, 2002 at 10:05 pm
  • Hello All, how can I use a class or a function from a GLP'd module (cut-and-paste style) in a module with BSD or public domain style release? I guess I could e-mail the author for permission but if I ...
    Anton VredegoorAnton Vredegoor
    Oct 8, 2002 at 12:33 pm
    Oct 17, 2002 at 3:20 am
  • I just uploaded a reference implementation of how rationals might look in Python as patch 617779 [1]. I do have some new issues for discussion that I'd like to get some comments on before I change ...
    Oct 2, 2002 at 10:11 pm
    Oct 10, 2002 at 4:26 am
  • We would like to prototype a realtime system. Is anybody doing this using Python? ''' A lost ounce of gold may be found, a lost moment of time never. '''
    Will StuyvesantWill Stuyvesant
    Oct 12, 2002 at 1:26 pm
    Oct 22, 2002 at 7:10 am
  • Hey all, I've been working with one of my clients trying to get a SOAP interface going for a project. I've had a rather frustrating time trying to get it to work, and am using this as a chance to ...
    Andrew DalkeAndrew Dalke
    Oct 15, 2002 at 7:39 pm
    Oct 19, 2002 at 4:05 pm
  • Got the book 2 weeks ago, what a treasure trove. If you are serious about Python then get this book. thx
    Robert OschlerRobert Oschler
    Oct 2, 2002 at 2:23 pm
    Oct 21, 2002 at 9:48 pm
  • Hi there, I am looking for the proper way to sort a list range-wise. The scenario is as follows: I am reading a list of data elements triple-wise component A, B and C, then the next triple A, B, C ...
    Oct 9, 2002 at 9:41 am
    Oct 11, 2002 at 2:33 pm
  • Hi All, I have a list containing an arbitrary number of other lists. The internal lists contain strings. For example lol = [ ['aaa', 'bbb', 'ccc'], ['bbb', 'ccc', 'ddd'], ['ccc', 'ddd', 'eee'] ] I ...
    Huw LynesHuw Lynes
    Oct 2, 2002 at 4:05 pm
    Oct 11, 2002 at 2:08 pm
  • Another newbie question. After I've run a python program a few times and fixed a few bugs, it seems that the name spaces are polluted with old values. Is there any kind of a "reset" that clears ...
    Oct 8, 2002 at 1:11 am
    Oct 22, 2002 at 6:32 pm
  • Hello, I'm a Windows developer looking for a versatile, open source scripting language that runs on Windows and other platforms. I'm not terribly interested in religious debates about languages, and ...
    Tim TeebkenTim Teebken
    Oct 19, 2002 at 8:17 pm
    Nov 5, 2002 at 3:14 pm
  • I've installed RH 7.3 recently and I'm pretty frustrated from their approach to Python packages. It is almost impossible to switch to Python 2.x version since majority of their scripts is based on ...
    Jaroslav GresulaJaroslav Gresula
    Oct 5, 2002 at 11:48 am
    Oct 8, 2002 at 12:03 am
  • I want to write a "business" application in Python and I need to create many complex text reports (subtotals, totals, grand totals, etc.). I'd also like to display data in a grid object (like Java's ...
    Adams-Blake Co.Adams-Blake Co.
    Oct 21, 2002 at 3:09 pm
    Oct 22, 2002 at 8:02 pm
  • On a few occasions I've wanted to define ``concrete classes'' -- classes that are so simple that their structure is their interface. For example, I might want a little class to hold (x, y) pairs. Of ...
    Andrew KoenigAndrew Koenig
    Oct 10, 2002 at 3:54 pm
    Oct 13, 2002 at 5:35 pm
  • How do I invoke Internet Explorer (or other package) from Python (or from a shell prompt for that matter) on Mac OS X. It seems that IE and other major apps on OS X are not single executable files, ...
    Paul JacksonPaul Jackson
    Oct 21, 2002 at 12:35 am
    Oct 22, 2002 at 6:26 pm
  • Hi, I want to write a program supporting multiple languages. The Python-Documentation refers to the module "gettext" (http://www.python.org/doc/2.2.1/lib/node206.html) and "pygettext". "gettext" is ...
    Ingo LinkweilerIngo Linkweiler
    Oct 15, 2002 at 6:27 pm
    Oct 18, 2002 at 5:25 pm
  • Hello, Does anyone know of a good lru cache implementation in python? I tried google, and found some things in zope, but these are more complicated than what I need. I need a cache to avoid moving ...
    Ype KingmaYpe Kingma
    Oct 4, 2002 at 8:52 pm
    Oct 7, 2002 at 10:41 pm
  • Hey everybody, I tried figuring out the answer to the question in the subject by reading the Python 2.2 license in the end of the library reference. "This License Agreement does not grant permission ...
    Troels TherkelsenTroels Therkelsen
    Oct 1, 2002 at 7:03 pm
    Oct 3, 2002 at 4:26 pm
  • Disclaimer: I'm *much* more comfortable with Unix innards than Win32, so if the question I am about to ask is stoopid, please bear with me... I want to be able to do the following but am unclear ...
    Tim DaneliukTim Daneliuk
    Oct 4, 2002 at 8:50 pm
    Oct 8, 2002 at 1:08 pm
  • Is using del to delete the first element (that is, the 0th element) of a list faster than x = x[1:]? -- J.... B.... -----------== Posted via Newsfeed.Com - Uncensored Usenet News ==---------- ...
    Oct 2, 2002 at 10:36 pm
    Oct 3, 2002 at 10:48 pm
  • Hello, My web space provider recently enforced TLS encryption for their SMTP server, now I (with a dial-up connection, no fix DNS name for my machine) just can't use this server to send out emails in ...
    Xu, C.S.Xu, C.S.
    Oct 11, 2002 at 1:19 am
    Nov 6, 2002 at 9:19 am
  • I have the "Mensa Puzzle Calendar" on my desktop, and one of the first things I do in the morning, aside from checking my email, is to try to solve the daily puzzle. Most of them are word-type ...
    Chris MyersChris Myers
    Oct 3, 2002 at 7:25 pm
    Nov 2, 2002 at 6:04 am
  • Hi All, I'd like to retrieve a computer's hostid. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks in advance. Lance
    Oct 19, 2002 at 2:00 pm
    Oct 23, 2002 at 1:32 pm
  • I wrote a script to search a slew of files for certain words and names. However, I am sure that there has to be a faster/better way to do it. Here is what I am doing: 1. Load words to exclude into a ...
    Robin SieblerRobin Siebler
    Oct 16, 2002 at 12:35 am
    Oct 22, 2002 at 11:24 am
  • I should like to unse the exec statement. The code should be executed in the global namespace of the current module, but I do not know the name of the name space deictionary. Can anybody help me? ...
    Oct 5, 2002 at 11:26 am
    Oct 7, 2002 at 4:31 pm
  • I understand thread differs from fork because thread shares local variables. I'm having trouble understanding what's considered local variables.. any help will be greatly appreciated. my questions ...
    Eugene kimEugene kim
    Oct 16, 2002 at 5:28 pm
    Dec 9, 2002 at 2:47 am
  • [I actually posted this question to the mailing list a couple of days ago, but I think it fell victim to the mail-news gateway problem. If it's a repeat, I apologize]. This starts with Java, but ends ...
    Terry HancockTerry Hancock
    Oct 31, 2002 at 2:44 am
    Nov 1, 2002 at 7:41 am
  • Hi all, im new to python, i have an oriely book on order, should get me going. Are there any decent reference sites I can peek at (im a seased programmer btw, so the fundamentals will be fine). I see ...
    Oct 20, 2002 at 6:56 pm
    Oct 31, 2002 at 1:09 pm
  • It's been a couple of days since Holger Krekel's post to the "Buffering control in python?" thread and I haven't seen anyone start up a thread on this subject, so I'm starting one. I'd also like to ...
    Robin MunnRobin Munn
    Oct 15, 2002 at 6:33 pm
    Oct 18, 2002 at 7:20 pm
  • I know that using -u will turn buffering off for everything in python. But is there a good reason for the lack of a way to turn buffering off from _inside_ a script? It's a bit nonsensical --at least ...
    Fernando PérezFernando Pérez
    Oct 12, 2002 at 8:31 pm
    Oct 14, 2002 at 2:11 am
  • Hi, I'm trying to build a form with some rows. Each row consists of a down button, a label, and an up button. When the down button is pressed, I want the value in the label to go down, and if the up ...
    Oct 9, 2002 at 10:05 pm
    Oct 11, 2002 at 10:17 pm
  • Trying to join a string as follows: string.join(['\,'aaa','\],'') (the last characters are 2 single quotes). I want a character string which looks like 'aaa' (with quotes). Anybody know what I'm ...
    Oct 3, 2002 at 1:47 am
    Oct 3, 2002 at 2:50 pm
  • Yesterday in the news group comp.lang.java.help I found a Java example of the Leibniz Pi approximation and converted the Java code to Python ... The numerical results from either version using a ...
    Cousin StanleyCousin Stanley
    Oct 11, 2002 at 5:14 pm
    Oct 16, 2002 at 11:49 am
  • Hi, just like to know if these are valid: 1: Use: var1 = "hello" var2 = "world" list = [var1, var2] Instead of: list = [] list.append(var1) list.append(var2) -------------------- 2. Use: ...
    Oct 6, 2002 at 3:10 am
    Oct 15, 2002 at 3:17 pm
  • Is there a function which converts a string in a raw string ? I mean: if for instance I want a function raw_string such that is equal to r'\*hello\*\n'. I tried with raw_string=lambda s: ...
    Michele SimionatoMichele Simionato
    Oct 8, 2002 at 9:28 pm
    Oct 14, 2002 at 8:48 am
  • Hi, I have found something that looks like a bug, or at least a not so pleasant feature. In Swedish we often use the characters ?, ? and ? (a with a ring, a with two dots and o with two dots) and I ...
    Urban AnjarUrban Anjar
    Oct 12, 2002 at 4:57 pm
    Oct 13, 2002 at 7:34 pm
  • Hi all, I'm looking for a way to stringify an object reference, i.e. obtain a reference to an object and turn it into an ASCII representation (that can be stored in an attribute in an XML DOM-type ...
    Alan KennedyAlan Kennedy
    Oct 11, 2002 at 4:25 pm
    Oct 13, 2002 at 7:22 am
  • Besides reportlab.com, what other reporting tools are availabe? I'm especially interested in a GUI-like report writer like Crystal that can generate printed reports. I want to do an application in ...
    Adams-Blake Co.Adams-Blake Co.
    Oct 12, 2002 at 5:39 am
    Dec 6, 2002 at 8:27 am
  • hi, i'm working on a graphic application ( python + opengl).. and i have some lists of vertices... but that's not important.. let's say a have loooooooong ( long = 500 to 5000 ) lists of relatively ...
    Oct 31, 2002 at 1:49 pm
    Oct 31, 2002 at 5:58 pm
  • The volume of messages coming from python-list (from my POV) has dropped off dramatically in the last two days. Is it just my lousy pipes, or did perl finally win ;-) ? Thanks for checking... -- ...
    Scherer, BillScherer, Bill
    Oct 24, 2002 at 2:47 pm
    Oct 31, 2002 at 5:06 am
  • On Redhat 7.3. Downloaded latest Python binaries (rpm) and tried to install. Got lots of errors like: "file /usr/lib/python2.2/........ from install of python2-2.2.1-1 conflicts with file from ...
    Oct 5, 2002 at 1:14 am
    Oct 22, 2002 at 8:46 pm
  • Given any integer n, how can I convert str(n) to a string with commas in the appropriate places? For example, if n is 3056789, I'd like to convert str(3056789) to "3,056,789", for better readability ...
    Richard BowRichard Bow
    Oct 16, 2002 at 11:29 am
    Oct 17, 2002 at 10:13 am
  • Good day! First of all, thank you to anybody who can answer me this. I'm primarily an ASP developer and have only recently had cause to tinker with Python. So here is my question: Is there a way to ...
    Nico C. KalteisNico C. Kalteis
    Oct 9, 2002 at 5:45 pm
    Oct 11, 2002 at 8:36 am
  • I'm just trying to learn Python, and one thing that struck me as odd was that to delete a specific list element, I need to use a statement instead of a method like I use for almost everything else I ...
    Greg BrunetGreg Brunet
    Oct 9, 2002 at 1:44 am
    Oct 10, 2002 at 11:40 am
  • Is there a reason (technical or philosophical) to disallow: range( 10000000000L, 10000000000L + 1L ) or xrange( 10000000000L ) etc...? Clearly, these case are not limited by memory consumption, and ...
    Chad NetzerChad Netzer
    Oct 4, 2002 at 9:32 pm
    Oct 8, 2002 at 7:52 pm
  • In Python code, does anyone distinguish between starting comments with a single pound (#) or a double pound (##)? ActivePython colorizes them differently (# - green, ## - gray), and not understanding ...
    Manuel M. GarciaManuel M. Garcia
    Oct 4, 2002 at 7:12 pm
    Oct 5, 2002 at 5:38 am
  • Hi, I'm new to Python and I'm a Java programmer. Can anyone recommend me a documentation/book to learn python for java programmer. I'm having some difficulties reading the python API (or I may have ...
    Oct 2, 2002 at 10:59 am
    Oct 3, 2002 at 8:09 pm
  • Too true. However, as the generated warning says, I was worried that stuff would change too much as the problem became clearer. Fortunately, I'm now pretty happy with it. In the lastest win32all ...
    Mark HammondMark Hammond
    Oct 31, 2002 at 11:43 pm
    Nov 8, 2002 at 2:49 pm
  • Hi, I'm using dictionaries for some "very generalized programs". This means that I cannot tell in advance if all the items I'm operating on are hashable. The "trick" that came to my mind was to use ...
    Thorsten KampeThorsten Kampe
    Oct 18, 2002 at 7:09 pm
    Oct 23, 2002 at 8:30 pm
  • Today I installed Python 2.2.2. I wrote a short script that backs up project files, and I'm getting a weird error that I've never gotten before. I have spent hours trying to figure this out - can ...
    Oct 18, 2002 at 6:37 am
    Oct 21, 2002 at 8:03 pm
  • Hi, 1. I want to save one or more spectras in a XML file. The program shall be able to read this file into my own data object structure, too. The data can be displayed or altered. After all the data ...
    Markus von EhrMarkus von Ehr
    Oct 18, 2002 at 2:42 pm
    Oct 19, 2002 at 12:02 pm
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