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  • Hello all, For years I have been using perl as my language of choice for most tasks. And perl has been up to the challenge. I recently downloaded python and started to tinker with it. I like what I ...
    Erik LechakErik Lechak
    Dec 14, 2002 at 4:52 am
    Jan 1, 2003 at 7:30 pm
  • This is a very unscientific observation I have here, in the sense that I've done no formal research, but in my web and newsgroup perusals, I seem to have come across quite a few mentions of problems ...
    Robert OschlerRobert Oschler
    Dec 21, 2002 at 9:19 pm
    Jan 14, 2003 at 11:10 am
  • Hello, everyone, I am a 9th grade student, who is very interested in learning programming. I realize I waited too long to begin, as many have started in earlier grades, but I am determined to learn ...
    Dec 30, 2002 at 4:07 am
    Jan 14, 2003 at 10:42 am
  • For all who are interested, I wrote a couple of python scripts that helped extract newsgroup activity from the comp.lang.* hierarchy, and this can be a rough guide to the popularity and usage of the ...
    Aaron K. JohnsonAaron K. Johnson
    Dec 11, 2002 at 8:49 pm
    Dec 30, 2002 at 11:53 am
  • INTRODUCTION to my question --------------------------------------------------------- A slight introduction, might be required: I have for a long time now wanted to learn how to program I have also ...
    Ole JensenOle Jensen
    Dec 29, 2002 at 12:19 am
    Jan 7, 2003 at 9:52 pm
  • I have a few general questions on Python as an Object Oriented Programming language. --- Disclaimer: possibly some of these questions are naive, since I am pretty new to the Object Oriented world, ...
    Michele SimionatoMichele Simionato
    Dec 17, 2002 at 8:21 pm
    Dec 23, 2002 at 11:14 am
  • Has anyone used Psycho or Pyrex enough to critique/recommend it? What are the technical reasons for the difficulty of having a native code compiler similar to what certain implementations of Lisp ...
    Aaron K. JohnsonAaron K. Johnson
    Dec 12, 2002 at 2:49 am
    Dec 20, 2002 at 8:16 am
  • This is an old topic, discussed many times, I'm sorry. But I just want to get one thing out there, and then you can all ignore me. What of elegance? class Life: property = "value" def Meaning(self, ...
    Dec 31, 2002 at 6:56 am
    Jan 15, 2003 at 5:28 am
  • (I do not wish to start any religious war here, please.) Guido van Rossum in his article (http://www.python.org/doc/essays/comparisons.html) compares C++ and Python and finds Python source often 5-10 ...
    Pavel VozenilekPavel Vozenilek
    Dec 2, 2002 at 2:09 am
    Dec 7, 2002 at 2:00 pm
  • I was reading "Python Power: Growing Respect for an Open Source Integration Tool" by Cameron Laird in OpenEnterpriseTrends.com http://www.oetrends.com/cgi-bin/page_display.cgi?98 (found it on Daily ...
    Manuel M. GarciaManuel M. Garcia
    Dec 3, 2002 at 9:54 pm
    Jan 1, 2003 at 7:19 am
  • QOTW: "I like Python and the Guido Python implementation because it lets me go from problem statement to solution quickly for a wide variety of problems... small and large." -- George Demmy "Start ...
    Cameron LairdCameron Laird
    Dec 10, 2002 at 5:26 pm
    Dec 15, 2002 at 8:04 pm
  • Hello all. I know Python and have come to love it very much. Nearly all of my scripting tasks with large databases are written in it. My question is this -- what are the qualitative differences ...
    Dec 31, 2002 at 2:37 pm
    Jan 18, 2003 at 4:05 am
  • Hi, I had the idea to select debugging mode in my application depending on the contents of argv[0]. The logic was: if '/' in argv[0]: #explicit path so debug debugging = 1 else: debugging = 0 However ...
    Dec 11, 2002 at 12:02 pm
    Dec 16, 2002 at 12:44 am
  • Cool, so the pillaging game really is a global thing. Change the kilts/motorcycles or horns/dragonboats for horses and feathers/braids in our case. -gus
    Dec 17, 2002 at 2:37 pm
    Dec 30, 2002 at 7:23 pm
  • Hi, I'm looking for a tool, which converts python source code to html, to show examples on a webpage. Any idea? regards, Achim
    Achim DommaAchim Domma
    Dec 14, 2002 at 10:20 am
    Dec 20, 2002 at 4:55 pm
  • 1 1 1 I'm guessing that Python keeps the integers from -1 to 99 as permanent objects so it doesn't have to create a brand new object for every piddling little [0] and such. Anyone know? -- Tom Zych ...
    Tom ZychTom Zych
    Dec 24, 2002 at 6:14 pm
    Dec 28, 2002 at 12:30 pm
  • Hi, How can I store the reference of a dictionary element in another dictionary such that if I change the element of one it would be reflected on the other? For example: {'1': 1, '2': 22} {'2': 2} if ...
    Alfredo P. RicafortAlfredo P. Ricafort
    Dec 17, 2002 at 1:08 am
    Dec 21, 2002 at 9:57 pm
  • I would like to know the most efficient Pythonic way to convert an integer to a binary string. Any suggestions? Is there any Python function similar to _itoa? Thanks
    Dec 6, 2002 at 4:39 pm
    Dec 17, 2002 at 2:37 pm
  • Hi, ( This is sort of a follow-up to my earlier question about encrypting cookies in HTTP-requests, so if you have any encryption schemes suitable for that purpose, let me know ) I've come up with a ...
    Thomas WeholtThomas Weholt
    Dec 30, 2002 at 12:53 am
    Jan 6, 2003 at 10:22 pm
  • I've written a file syncher (well, kind of), which uses walk() to walk dir trees. I wanted to look at other possibilities to solve the problem, so I thought of a dict, which holds file properties ...
    Dec 22, 2002 at 1:56 pm
    Dec 28, 2002 at 4:44 pm
  • I posted the suggestion in a thread Re: case-insensitive and internationalized sort, but it occurs to me that the principle is arguable from the abstract point of view. I.e., a dict implements a ...
    Bengt RichterBengt Richter
    Dec 20, 2002 at 2:04 am
    Dec 21, 2002 at 11:25 am
  • This is the continuation of a thread originated on python-dev; I was asked to re-raise it here on python-list until the issue is better understood. The original posting was here: ...
    David AbrahamsDavid Abrahams
    Dec 30, 2002 at 4:40 pm
    Jan 2, 2003 at 11:05 pm
  • My Technology company is currently evaluating Python for use as a x-platform dev tool for developing business apps (GUI and/or Web based accounting type apps). We have developed for years on ...
    Joe BoltonJoe Bolton
    Dec 22, 2002 at 9:00 pm
    Dec 30, 2002 at 8:12 am
  • I have been using the "Send to" Context menu of Windows Explorer to pass files as parameters to some small utilities I've written. However, the "Send to" functionality appears to have a predefine ...
    Dec 4, 2002 at 9:47 pm
    Dec 28, 2002 at 1:52 am
  • Some of the threads in this newsgroup seem to indicate 'lisp envy' or guilt (i.e. the macro discussion). I say Python has its own amazing virtues. Are all these kowtows to Lisp justified? (If you ask ...
    Aaron K. JohnsonAaron K. Johnson
    Dec 16, 2002 at 8:35 pm
    Dec 17, 2002 at 1:39 pm
  • This PEP proposes extending divmod() to accept multiple divisors. Please give your comments. It can also be read on the web at <URL: http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0303.html . (I have also written an ...
    Thomas BellmanThomas Bellman
    Dec 31, 2002 at 5:06 pm
    Jan 3, 2003 at 5:42 am
  • Has anyone implemented a persistent queue class? I'm looking for something like the Queue module -- synchronized, threading-safe, and other nice things like that -- but which keeps copies of the ...
    Karl A. KruegerKarl A. Krueger
    Dec 23, 2002 at 7:29 pm
    Dec 27, 2002 at 7:29 pm
  • I'm writing a program which needs to convert note lengths specified in somewhat standard musical notation to midi ticks. I have a function which does this with a dictionary lookup. An abreviated ...
    Bob van der PoelBob van der Poel
    Dec 6, 2002 at 6:37 pm
    Dec 9, 2002 at 5:20 am
  • Well, I'm making this Web-based program that I have mentioned and that 99% of you have never heard about. I finally thought up a name for it and even started making the first file, after months of ...
    Dec 20, 2002 at 3:35 am
    Dec 22, 2002 at 8:14 pm
  • I decided to learn Python after comments from people I respect highly recommended it. I've been browsing several tutorials, docs, and essays about python. I feel a bit naked without my ';' and my ...
    Dec 13, 2002 at 9:30 pm
    Dec 18, 2002 at 10:35 pm
  • Hi, I want to use an IDE for my python programming. I need it to work on my win2k workstation. I tried Eric, but it would not work (missing dll's). I have install Wing Ide, I will give it a try but ...
    Meehan, FrancoisMeehan, Francois
    Dec 2, 2002 at 8:17 am
    Dec 18, 2002 at 12:55 am
  • I hope you can help. I only have experience programming macros in Word, WordPerfect, NoteTab, and some Batch File stuff. So I'm learning computer programming from scratch. I have gone through the ...
    Dec 16, 2002 at 4:35 pm
    Dec 17, 2002 at 9:45 pm
  • I must confess there is something that bothers me about __metaclass__ as an impementation of metaclass functionality. It strikes me more as a class transmogrification hook with a debug/trace flavor ...
    Bengt RichterBengt Richter
    Dec 13, 2002 at 6:08 am
    Dec 16, 2002 at 12:50 pm
  • Imagine... there is a: a= "class nasenbaer:\n def singt():\n print "tralala"\n\n" (the content of a is: class nasenbaer: def singt(): print "tralala" ) now I want to exec a in a "special" way so that ...
    Dec 11, 2002 at 10:17 pm
    Dec 13, 2002 at 8:34 pm
  • Are there any plans to allow (large) long integer arguments to the built-in functions range and xrange? I assume that this is part of the int/long unification, but was unable to find any mention of ...
    Mark Edward Tristan DickinsonMark Edward Tristan Dickinson
    Dec 7, 2002 at 4:22 pm
    Dec 9, 2002 at 10:52 pm
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    Bonjour, Il semble que Pyrex : - ne soit pas compatible python, - permette d'appeler ais?ment le C depuis python, mais c'est d?j? ce que je fais. Je d?sire faire le contraire, c'est ? dire r?cup?rer ...
    Dec 26, 2002 at 8:07 am
    Dec 30, 2002 at 7:02 pm
  • [Not sure if my previous post made it, so reposting] I'm looking for the equivalent of os.link and os.symlink for Python/WinXP (i.e., NTFS 5). These functions seem to be available only on ...
    Dec 26, 2002 at 1:47 pm
    Dec 29, 2002 at 5:37 pm
  • Hello, I have this function that prints each element of a list of strings. List may be complex and contain other lists. If an element is a list then the function calls itself recursively, if not then ...
    Igor ZivkovicIgor Zivkovic
    Dec 18, 2002 at 9:19 pm
    Dec 20, 2002 at 7:25 pm
  • Coming from a VB background where the IDE allows you to view & auto-complete all of the properties & methods of an object, it's disappointing not to have it - at least in the IDE's I've looked into ...
    Greg BrunetGreg Brunet
    Dec 18, 2002 at 9:25 pm
    Dec 19, 2002 at 9:00 pm
  • I've started working on what will (with luck) be an extensive python turorial. I'm writing in a book type format, although I plan to offer it for free online. What I need help with is in determining ...
    Tyler EavesTyler Eaves
    Dec 13, 2002 at 5:10 pm
    Dec 18, 2002 at 6:43 pm
  • Hi all, I am not a native english speaker, but i am gonna do a presentation on python and Tkinter, but I have a hard time even trying to pronounce "Tkinter". I tried to look in up on the web. but I ...
    Benson NgaiBenson Ngai
    Dec 9, 2002 at 11:10 pm
    Dec 13, 2002 at 1:00 pm
  • There have been a number of suggestions in the past along the lines of creating an `immutable()` function. I would like to propose an alternative, prompted by the new `sets` module in 2.3. In the ...
    Delaney, TimothyDelaney, Timothy
    Dec 10, 2002 at 11:00 pm
    Dec 12, 2002 at 11:21 pm
  • I am trying to print the hexadecimal value of a string. In other words, the string "AB" would print as "4142". I simply cannot get the formatting right. Here is a test case: rawg = "g" print "hex = ...
    Dennis ReinhardtDennis Reinhardt
    Dec 12, 2002 at 5:12 pm
    Dec 12, 2002 at 9:05 pm
  • Can someone tell me how semaphores and rlocks are implemented under Win32? I would expect them to be simple wrappers around MS Windows semaphore and critical section thingymadoodles, but grepping ...
    Jive DadsonJive Dadson
    Dec 20, 2002 at 5:55 am
    Dec 22, 2002 at 7:46 am
  • I'd like to subclass some builtin number types, and int in particular. And I want (of course) that this subclassing is 'sticky', so if I do a: x = MyInt(25) x *= 2 I want 'x' to stay of the class ...
    Gerhard HäringGerhard Häring
    Dec 15, 2002 at 4:54 pm
    Dec 19, 2002 at 12:16 pm
  • Hi Is there a module that provides a function to do differential equations in python, for example: func(2x^3+3x-10,x) returns a string or anything else like "6x^2+3". I googled around but I couldn't ...
    Luca BrudererLuca Bruderer
    Dec 10, 2002 at 6:37 pm
    Dec 12, 2002 at 1:23 am
  • Only half-kidding. Ever tried debugging some complex Javascript code that's inserted by an XSL document for XML document processing? If I woke up tomorrow and all the mainline browsers incorporated a ...
    Robert OschlerRobert Oschler
    Dec 8, 2002 at 10:24 pm
    Dec 11, 2002 at 8:38 pm
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    Hi! Why does this happen: 'b' Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin ", line 1, in ? TypeError: object doesn't support item assignment Why can't I change that value from 'b' to 'i' ? Why? ...
    Sami sieranojaSami sieranoja
    Dec 2, 2002 at 10:35 pm
    Dec 3, 2002 at 3:08 pm
  • Hi I'm wondering which is the best algorithm to do this. Greetings Luca
    Luca BrudererLuca Bruderer
    Dec 28, 2002 at 9:08 pm
    Jan 6, 2003 at 3:35 pm
  • I am trying to strip out all binaries groups from a list of newsgroups. Basically I wanted to write a regular expression that would match all non binaries groups. But this does not seem to work: ...
    Dec 31, 2002 at 6:49 pm
    Jan 4, 2003 at 9:02 pm
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