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  • Hi all, I don't want to start a thread comparing the Python and C++ languages, but one question bothers me. Using Python, you can of course develop very quickly due to high level constructs and the ...
    Jan 28, 2003 at 6:49 pm
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  • Minimal Python Discussion, Coding and Sprint -------------------------------------------- We announce a mailinglist dedicated to developing a "Minimal Python" version. Minimal means that we want to ...
    Holger krekelHolger krekel
    Jan 10, 2003 at 2:41 pm
    Jan 31, 2003 at 12:12 am
  • Hi, Anyone know some good Python editors under Linux? With good color highlightning... :) I prefer free editors (have seen WingIDE but it isnt free :(...). I hope someone know where i can find some ...
    Jan 2, 2003 at 12:09 pm
    Jan 9, 2003 at 6:39 pm
  • In many places, often small utility functions, I find myself using the form: lst = maybeAnArg if type(lst) not in (list, tuple) lst = [lst] for x in lst: whatever or lst = maybeAnArg if type(lst) not ...
    Dale Strickland-ClarkDale Strickland-Clark
    Jan 30, 2003 at 2:41 pm
    Feb 5, 2003 at 5:25 am
  • I would like to compare Python with .Net. First of all, for those who knows .Net, what are the pros and the cons of each? Secondly, how would I write this simple database application in Python, to ...
    Etienne CharlandEtienne Charland
    Jan 5, 2003 at 6:40 am
    Jan 10, 2003 at 3:55 pm
  • Perl and Python programmers are all material witnesses of how scripting can greatly improve productivity. That's why scripting languages enjoy great success. Scripting means that we can issue OS ...
    James HuangJames Huang
    Jan 7, 2003 at 5:30 am
    Jan 13, 2003 at 4:24 pm
  • Hi, AFAIK there is no method in the threading module to kill a thread. Each thread has to terminate itself by watching status variables. But: what happens if I start a thread, and when I want to kill ...
    Uwe SchmittUwe Schmitt
    Jan 24, 2003 at 9:35 am
    Feb 12, 2003 at 4:07 pm
  • I've written this method for a text formatting class... But it's ugly as sin. With all those self's I consider it much less readable than it could be... A few languages provide syntax sugar for ...
    Jan 9, 2003 at 6:52 am
    Jan 14, 2003 at 12:57 pm
  • in no particular order, 1) remember to add download sizes to all download links 2) add root.protocol('WM_DELETE_WINDOW', root.quit) before root.mainloop() for win95 Tkinter users who sometimes hang ...
    Jan 2, 2003 at 11:34 pm
    Jan 20, 2003 at 2:18 pm
  • In my day-job I use Delphi/Object Pascal. My firm has a coding-standard where we prefix all variables with a single character to indicate datatype; strings are prefixed with s, integers with i, ...
    Thomas WeholtThomas Weholt
    Jan 16, 2003 at 9:04 am
    Jan 21, 2003 at 7:21 pm
  • I'm puzzled by what seems like a missing piece of functionality in Python. I suspect there is a simple way to do what I want to do and I'm guessing someone here can point it out to me. Here is the ...
    Michael TillerMichael Tiller
    Jan 23, 2003 at 9:40 pm
    Jan 28, 2003 at 8:18 pm
  • Just as a point of information, I was reading this article about Java and the recent ruling that MS must include it in Windows & .NET (http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2003/01/21/java/print.html). ...
    Greg BrunetGreg Brunet
    Jan 21, 2003 at 10:18 pm
    Jan 25, 2003 at 12:15 am
  • First of all, many thanks to all the people in the list who have taken the time to respond to my earlier questions with excellent answers. Now on to the problem at hand... A list's contents are ...
    Jonathan P.Jonathan P.
    Jan 16, 2003 at 11:46 pm
    Jan 22, 2003 at 2:45 am
  • Hi, all. I'm a retired mainframer. I've designed several financial software applications and I'm looking around for a suitable language to use to code it. I've spent the last couple of months ...
    Norman SkrzypinskiNorman Skrzypinski
    Jan 3, 2003 at 3:14 pm
    Jan 7, 2003 at 7:40 am
  • Is there python library for generating unique keys on Linux? Something sort of like Window's HKEY generator. Thanks.
    Jan 25, 2003 at 4:23 pm
    Jan 30, 2003 at 12:34 am
  • I would love to use Python instead of PHP for web development, but I have so far been confused by the options, or perhaps lack thereof, given my strict requirements. I would appreciate suggestions. ...
    Jan 20, 2003 at 5:16 pm
    Jan 26, 2003 at 7:17 pm
  • I've been reading the claims about doing things a more elegant way in python when it comes to switch statements, using if-elif-else and/or dictionaries of function pointers. the following can be done ...
    Steven ScottSteven Scott
    Jan 15, 2003 at 10:46 pm
    Jan 21, 2003 at 4:31 am
  • Ok. I've finally taken into account the objections raised herein, and modified my usenet query algorithms. What you see below are pure and simple the number of unique posters to each ...
    Aaron K. JohnsonAaron K. Johnson
    Jan 25, 2003 at 7:04 am
    Jan 26, 2003 at 5:09 pm
  • what are the best colleges for those wanting to major in computer science
    Jan 8, 2003 at 3:59 am
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  • I'd appreciate it if any Python cryptography buffs out there could take a look at http://www.nightsong.com/phr/crypto/blockcipher.tgz It's a proposed new API for using block ciphers in Python. It's ...
    Paul RubinPaul Rubin
    Jan 28, 2003 at 12:16 am
    Jan 29, 2003 at 11:45 pm
  • Anyone know who owns copyright on the two icons distributed with PythonLabs Python? (That is, python.ico and pycon.ico). I'd like to include them in an icon collection I'm building for use by Python ...
    Mike C. FletcherMike C. Fletcher
    Jan 13, 2003 at 9:20 am
    Jan 16, 2003 at 11:21 pm
  • How is it expected I create overloaded methods/functions in the C API?
    Jan 18, 2003 at 11:47 am
    Jan 20, 2003 at 8:51 am
  • I've got to thinking about multimethods/multiple dispatch lately. I wonder if Pythonistas have some futher opinions on the use of these. Actually, part of it is that I'd -really- like to better ...
    David MertzDavid Mertz
    Jan 2, 2003 at 7:01 am
    Jan 15, 2003 at 4:48 pm
  • http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/re-syntax.html (...) Matches whatever regular expression is inside the parentheses, and indicates the start and end of a group; the contents of a group can be ...
    Kyler LairdKyler Laird
    Jan 9, 2003 at 9:25 pm
    Jan 12, 2003 at 5:50 pm
  • I thought I posted this already, but I can't see it anywhere - apologies if this is a repeat. I've got an application (actually a framework) written in Python based on a medusa-like framework for ...
    Phil MayersPhil Mayers
    Jan 30, 2003 at 4:15 pm
    Feb 6, 2003 at 3:40 am
  • Which exception is it best to use in the following pieces of code? if len(sys.argv) != 2: raise SomeException, 'program requires exactly one argument' if len(sometuple) != 3: raise SomeException, ...
    Edward C. JonesEdward C. Jones
    Jan 28, 2003 at 7:39 pm
    Jan 31, 2003 at 3:32 pm
  • Tim writes- But understand, if he was redistributing Python with some notification that what one is receiving is modified from Python2.3, there is not an issue. The facts here - One has a standard ...
    Jan 20, 2003 at 12:08 am
    Jan 22, 2003 at 1:33 am
  • I am after a simple weblog for a project, and I see a number of php weblog apps around, but have not found a Python-based one. If you know of one you can point me at, that'd be great. Cheers, CM -- ...
    Chris MilesChris Miles
    Jan 28, 2003 at 12:01 am
    Feb 3, 2003 at 4:25 pm
  • I was attending a conference about php, and heard talk about some websites switching from php to Phyton. I have been programming php for some years now and just recently heard about python used for ...
    Jan 3, 2003 at 8:01 pm
    Jan 8, 2003 at 2:27 pm
  • Hi, i have a list of tuples that look like: [(1,3,5), (8,16,2), (2,56,4)] what i am interested, in is the tuple with the greatest value in pos 3. So in this case it would be (1,3,5). Is there a way ...
    Mario WehbrinkMario Wehbrink
    Jan 21, 2003 at 9:58 am
    Jan 24, 2003 at 10:43 am
  • ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrew Thompson" <andrew.thompson at ashecastle.com This is documented, normal behavior... for all Unix/Linux systems I am familiar with, for files opened in ...
    Chris GonnermanChris Gonnerman
    Jan 16, 2003 at 1:14 pm
    Jan 19, 2003 at 2:09 pm
  • Looks like Bill is successfully creating his "clone army". At least we're way above PHP, which barely beat Fortran! Lords of Light it's amazing anyone who isn't one of Bill's or Sun's drones is ...
    Jan 7, 2003 at 3:21 pm
    Jan 11, 2003 at 6:53 pm
  • ... print i, ... i=3 I would have expected only 1 to be printed, but instead Python continues the loop without noticing that the value of i has changed. IOW, no side effect. I am not against that (I ...
    Michele SimionatoMichele Simionato
    Jan 8, 2003 at 1:10 pm
    Jan 10, 2003 at 10:48 pm
  • I'm looking for war stories, comments and insight regarding suitable development methodologies for "lone wolf" programmers. That is, developers who work alone. I'm also interested in how these ...
    Brad ClementsBrad Clements
    Jan 2, 2003 at 3:58 pm
    Jan 5, 2003 at 12:20 pm
  • Ok, I did some cut and paste from python source which had different tabs. In emacs it appears the tabs are in the right place but Python is complaining about indentation errors. I've tried changing ...
    Jan 26, 2003 at 6:47 am
    Jan 30, 2003 at 6:24 am
  • I like the XMLRPC support in Python very much. Thanks Fredrik Lundh and Brian Quinlan and others I forget! Using xmlrpclib.py and SimpleXMLRPCServer.py you can set up a system with distributed and ...
    Will StuyvesantWill Stuyvesant
    Jan 24, 2003 at 11:08 am
    Jan 26, 2003 at 12:49 pm
  • hello everyone, i've encountered a strange problem with accessing a global variable from imported module. the imported module (file imported.py) contains: ---imported.py start--- def someFunction(): ...
    Michal VitecekMichal Vitecek
    Jan 8, 2003 at 3:51 pm
    Jan 9, 2003 at 2:02 pm
  • I'm really just getting started in Python with the goal of improving my Linux networking administration. I'm learning / practicing with IDLE Python GUI. Q. What does the real Python community use for ...
    Jan 25, 2003 at 2:18 pm
    Mar 6, 2003 at 10:51 pm
  • I want to write my own email client, what is the best SMTP/POP library for Python 2.2? URL's please. thx
    Robert OschlerRobert Oschler
    Jan 22, 2003 at 3:20 pm
    Jan 25, 2003 at 1:51 am
  • I agree with the fact that explicit use of self is good for code readability, however it tends to make code lines too long. Since 'self' is just a convention, I wonder if people out there have tried ...
    Jonathan P.Jonathan P.
    Jan 11, 2003 at 5:59 pm
    Jan 22, 2003 at 1:51 am
  • I have two machines, FreeBSD 4,2 and W2K pro. I'd like to test the security on both of them against a buffer overflow. If someone has the code in python for a buffer overflow, please post it. donoli.
    Jan 15, 2003 at 9:53 pm
    Jan 20, 2003 at 8:06 pm
  • Due to certain design constraints, I must be able to store both integers and floating point numbers as strings. These strings must be able to be compared correctly, so things like: "999"<"3432" are ...
    Chris SpencerChris Spencer
    Jan 15, 2003 at 11:23 pm
    Jan 16, 2003 at 9:17 pm
  • Yeah there are better newsgroups for it, but this is where I hang out and the subject has come up here. I just thought of it after seeing the "join our community" thing here on c.l.py. Anyway, I ...
    Paul RubinPaul Rubin
    Jan 13, 2003 at 3:26 pm
    Jan 15, 2003 at 4:31 pm
  • Hey, let's try to be more productive on this list so we can help the 'subpar' programmers inspiring to superstar "engineers" like some people on this list are. Let's put those 1984 BASC Diploma to ...
    Jan 30, 2003 at 10:49 pm
    Feb 7, 2003 at 9:42 pm
  • Hi. I'd like to know if anyone knows a way to write a python program that can be interfaced with through a web browser. I've been investigating some GUIs and although I've written a prototype GUI in ...
    Eric MattesEric Mattes
    Jan 28, 2003 at 5:22 pm
    Jan 29, 2003 at 4:51 pm
  • ...or rather "XML's data structures vs Python's data structures" So I prototyped a program that keeps its data stored in an XML document, via PyXML's DOM API. Whenever I want to ...
    N. ThomasN. Thomas
    Jan 14, 2003 at 10:25 pm
    Jan 25, 2003 at 9:57 pm
  • Yet another idea ;-) Right now we often see def foo(x, y=default, z=some_expression): ... where the purpose is not to have three parameters, but two plus a local binding (z) in foo to the value of ...
    Bengt RichterBengt Richter
    Jan 10, 2003 at 3:22 pm
    Jan 16, 2003 at 12:37 pm
  • Sending a password to a CGI script with this HTML:: <input type=password name=pwd is scary for a user since he sees the pwd appearing in the url the browser calls. This is when you use the GET method ...
    Will StuyvesantWill Stuyvesant
    Jan 14, 2003 at 10:19 am
    Jan 16, 2003 at 3:08 am
  • Never mind. I need to cut back on the jolt, ha ha! Here is the solution for other newbies in the same boat as I. for line in lines: result = regex.search(line) if not result: print "Damn!" -- ...
    Eladio VenturaEladio Ventura
    Jan 5, 2003 at 3:36 pm
    Feb 20, 2003 at 5:16 pm
  • I'm a has-been programmer. I used to be quite skilled at C, but I haven't used it for 7 years. I don't even have a C compiler! The only language I currently use is Python. I want to extend Python by ...
    Jan 27, 2003 at 3:30 pm
    Jan 29, 2003 at 11:01 am
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