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  • BASICS ------ Vote by email no later than Noon (EST) on Sunday, March 9, 2003. Use the following format: To: pep308vote at hotmail.com Subject: PEP308 From: <valid email address Line 1: <letter of ...
    Raymond HettingerRaymond Hettinger
    Mar 2, 2003 at 10:25 am
    Mar 12, 2003 at 7:49 am
  • Can some-one please explain why one would want to use Python? What is wrong with C++? In my opinion, the problem with C++ has nothing to with the language semantics. The problem is that when people ...
    Ajay naAjay na
    Mar 29, 2003 at 9:38 pm
    Apr 10, 2003 at 4:29 pm
  • As the title says, making lambdas implicit worries me - just because a parser will not find them ambiguous, it doesn't mean I won't! I'm going to be called a hypocrite by anyone who remembers my ...
    Stephen HorneStephen Horne
    Mar 2, 2003 at 12:41 pm
    Mar 20, 2003 at 9:15 pm
  • Hi Pythonistas, Just thought I'd throw the cat amongst the pigeons... I just occurred to me that Python is designed to be elegant from the ground-up, and takes many of the 'best' features of many ...
    Andy JewellAndy Jewell
    Mar 19, 2003 at 10:33 pm
    Mar 26, 2003 at 5:43 am
  • In an interview at http://www.artima.com/intv/strongweak4.html Guido van Rossum was asked if "he would be comfortable enough with the robustness of Python systems to fly on an airplane in which ALL ...
    Hasoob ahsHasoob ahs
    Mar 11, 2003 at 5:02 am
    Mar 17, 2003 at 11:05 pm
  • Hello! Why is there no do-while looping construct in Python? It seems to me that such a feature is very useful. Consider the following pseduocode: <code while i<j: <code Compared with an imaginary ...
    Lars WLars W
    Mar 13, 2003 at 4:24 am
    Mar 22, 2003 at 2:56 am
  • Sorry this is OT I'm looking to buy a notebook/laptop. I would like to run Linux on it. I don't want to buy a notebook with Windows installed. I don't want to pay for that OS since I'm just going to ...
    Brad ClementsBrad Clements
    Mar 8, 2003 at 8:45 pm
    Mar 21, 2003 at 10:06 pm
  • I would like to be able to traverse the content of a class (not an instance) using a regular for loop: "for item in MyClass:...". I can't seem to get it to work however. I've got the follwing class: ...
    Bjorn PettersenBjorn Pettersen
    Mar 3, 2003 at 8:49 pm
    Mar 19, 2003 at 6:57 pm
  • (This is an exploratory inquiry to see if anyone has suggestions for things I can experiment with, or thoughts on what I might be doing wrong. If necessary, I will later be able to post more concrete ...
    Peter HansenPeter Hansen
    Mar 5, 2003 at 2:50 pm
    Mar 8, 2003 at 7:44 pm
  • Hi all, it's two days i'm trying to make this stuff work!! ;-) I really may be dumb! Now i think i'm on the right way and close to the result but still the algo doesn't work... could you please tell ...
    L. B.L. B.
    Mar 22, 2003 at 1:08 pm
    Apr 9, 2003 at 2:44 pm
  • I have noticed that there is one thing that everyone wishes to do in Python ... reverse a string. As you know, in Visual Basic, the function for performing this operation is indeed StrReverse(s). I ...
    Lance LaDamageLance LaDamage
    Mar 3, 2003 at 10:46 pm
    Mar 11, 2003 at 4:30 am
  • QOTW: "We will perhaps eventually be writing only small modules which are identified by name as they are used to build larger ones, so that devices like indentation, rather than delimiters, might ...
    Mike MeyerMike Meyer
    Mar 17, 2003 at 1:08 pm
    Mar 21, 2003 at 3:22 pm
  • I'm thinking of creating my own programming language (again - but taking it more seriously, though the odds of it ever competing with Python are pretty close to zero). One thing I'm considering is ...
    Stephen HorneStephen Horne
    Mar 8, 2003 at 11:21 am
    Mar 17, 2003 at 8:49 am
  • Just looking through the docs to confirm it and their seems to be no regular expression construct that matches 'A and B' - an equivalent to the '|' character that matches A or B To paraphrase the ...
    Mar 2, 2003 at 9:00 pm
    Mar 5, 2003 at 11:13 am
  • Python 2.3a2 (#39, Feb 19 2003, 17:58:58) [MSC v.1200 32 bit (Intel)] on win32 Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. IDLE 0.8 -- press F1 for help True False False False has ...
    Mar 24, 2003 at 6:58 am
    Mar 27, 2003 at 3:34 pm
  • I didn't think I was going to need to do this, but it looks like I might. Within the next couple days, the firm I work for is likely to be meeting to decide what we're doing in terms of technology ...
    Geoff GerriettsGeoff Gerrietts
    Mar 4, 2003 at 11:06 pm
    Apr 4, 2003 at 5:11 pm
  • I hope this is not OT in this group. If it is, do let me know and I'll try my luck elsewhere. I have a simple C function. When called from a C program, void carr is handed a properly malloc'ed double ...
    Mar 30, 2003 at 4:45 pm
    Apr 3, 2003 at 10:50 pm
  • Hello ! I want to ask you what do you think is the best way to keep a list of books with other data (such as year and author) in a file ? And what way should be used to parse it ? Is something like: ...
    Eliran GonenEliran Gonen
    Mar 3, 2003 at 4:47 pm
    Mar 7, 2003 at 2:03 pm
  • Or by any other means for that matter. I have two domains, one for me, one for my wife, for our web sites. I want our own mail servers because our ISP has changed names 3 times in 4 years. Right now ...
    Zoo KeeperZoo Keeper
    Mar 13, 2003 at 8:59 pm
    Mar 18, 2003 at 4:21 pm
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT a ballot for the "official" PEP-308 vote being run by Raymond Hettinger. It is for a different vote that is intended to COMPLEMENT the results of the official vote, by ...
    Norman PetryNorman Petry
    Mar 4, 2003 at 11:56 pm
    Mar 6, 2003 at 3:45 pm
  • I am currently embarking on the utterly futile and mildly recursive task of implementing a C interpreter in python (Jython specifically). Right now, I'm trying to think about integer ops. I want to ...
    Daniel Timothy BentleyDaniel Timothy Bentley
    Mar 25, 2003 at 6:18 am
    Mar 30, 2003 at 12:01 am
  • An article called "Examining Python 2.3: New Additions" on www.informit.com had the following to say: "Python now includes iterators, generators, list comprehensions, nested scopes, type ...
    Ben SBen S
    Mar 19, 2003 at 6:50 pm
    Mar 24, 2003 at 4:43 am
  • Unless I've been missing something for years, I don't believe there are any functions built-in or in the standard library that find the Greatest Common Divsor (GCD) of two integers. This seems like a ...
    Blake GarretsonBlake Garretson
    Mar 13, 2003 at 1:06 am
    Mar 17, 2003 at 1:51 am
  • Today I had an illumination on how to implement both PEP 312 and 308 in current Python. I think I will share the idea, even if I would *not* recommend to use such a dirty trick in production code. ...
    Michele SimionatoMichele Simionato
    Mar 17, 2003 at 9:58 pm
    Mar 26, 2003 at 9:00 pm
  • Quoth "Tim Peters" <tim_one at email.msn.com : What about 1 == "2" , should it also be cause for an exception? Sorry if I missed the earlier posts in this thread that would explain how == differs ...
    Donn CaveDonn Cave
    Mar 23, 2003 at 12:38 am
    Mar 25, 2003 at 7:35 pm
  • Hi, Just started looking at Python as a tool for investigating 2d Cellular Automata. I am a complete novice in both disciplines so be gentle (I don't pretend to be a skilled programmer either) ;) ...
    Sean RichardsSean Richards
    Mar 1, 2003 at 11:36 pm
    Mar 10, 2003 at 12:28 pm
  • This question is so basic and I am so lacking in this area, that I will completely understand if I am ignored. I received a cd from PC World with a game called PySol, among other things. It says I ...
    Mar 31, 2003 at 9:42 pm
    Apr 6, 2003 at 10:25 pm
  • Hi all, I have a number that slightly changes value at different points. I haven't been able to find any information on how to "stabilize" it. Here's the code snippet: ... in function getGap ... if ...
    Mar 14, 2003 at 11:40 pm
    Mar 17, 2003 at 4:08 am
  • Would someone please explain why subtyping of type 'function' is not permitted in Python 2.3? Lenard Lindstrom "<%s@%s.%s " % ("len-l.", "telus", "net")
    Lenard LindstromLenard Lindstrom
    Mar 24, 2003 at 3:32 am
    Mar 29, 2003 at 7:59 pm
  • It appears that Mr Banks has little or nothing of worth to contribute. Filter by sender, "transfer to trash". -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Eric Stechmann ...
    Eric StechmannEric Stechmann
    Mar 17, 2003 at 8:19 pm
    Mar 20, 2003 at 6:01 pm
  • ...time to run screeming from the building <wink . His problem, is that "There doesn't seem to be any good books on Python". Pressed a little more, it was refined to "either the documentation assumes ...
    Bjorn PettersenBjorn Pettersen
    Mar 1, 2003 at 10:30 am
    Mar 20, 2003 at 5:38 am
  • I am having problems with uploading binary files. I have searched the archives and found my problem several times but no answers. The problem is that this little form: <form ...
    Peter MottPeter Mott
    Mar 12, 2003 at 6:35 pm
    Mar 19, 2003 at 11:15 pm
  • I was wondering when == should be used and when "is". I like using "is" when comparing strings and stuff but maybe I shouldn't?
    Dagur Páll AmmendrupDagur Páll Ammendrup
    Mar 11, 2003 at 4:46 pm
    Mar 13, 2003 at 1:07 pm
  • The 'hot stuff' going for python is its clean syntax, in build module support for doing all-and-sundry under the sun and powerful data types like tuples, dictionaries (I dont know whether perl has ...
    Anand B PillaiAnand B Pillai
    Mar 7, 2003 at 3:51 pm
    Mar 10, 2003 at 7:09 pm
  • No matter how much I look at my code, I can't see how 0 . I fixed a few things today, but the program still beyond fails. Here's a link to the program: http://hoverboarder.tripod.com/base.txt Here's ...
    Mar 7, 2003 at 6:14 am
    Mar 10, 2003 at 2:16 pm
  • (I mangled the subject as I guess people put it into their filters ;-) Hello! So, what is the progress of the subject? I seem to miss voting altogether. And I understood that proposal failed public ...
    Roman SuziRoman Suzi
    Mar 14, 2003 at 5:45 am
    May 29, 2003 at 4:19 am
  • I have a simple application that converts a file in one format to a file in another format using string.replace and re.sub. There are about 150 replacements occuring on files that are on the order of ...
    Mar 25, 2003 at 9:46 pm
    Apr 8, 2003 at 1:49 am
  • Just out of curiosity, I tried something like this: Python 2.2 (#1, Apr 12 2002, 15:29:57) [GCC 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.2 2.96-109)] on linux2 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" ...
    Paul MillerPaul Miller
    Mar 5, 2003 at 8:56 pm
    Mar 14, 2003 at 3:15 pm
  • I'm trying to get all inet addresses of a machine in python. Is there a way to do it using the standard library? I found a solution on Google and in Python CookBook but they are platform dependent. I ...
    Nagy László ZsoltNagy László Zsolt
    Mar 1, 2003 at 2:55 am
    Mar 6, 2003 at 1:14 am
  • Hi, I have a problem that goes like this: Lets say I have an object of a class car... I have on paper a list of every thing that can possibly happen to an object of class car (eg: run out of petrol, ...
    Rob Brown-BaylissRob Brown-Bayliss
    Mar 28, 2003 at 7:27 am
    Apr 30, 2003 at 3:42 pm
  • Hi ya'all I've been lurking and learning as much as I can. I then decided to do a simple project to write a "reverse string" routine. This helped a lot! It showed me that I really think in C terms. I ...
    Mar 18, 2003 at 1:49 am
    Mar 20, 2003 at 11:14 am
  • I'm looking for a simple database for a single-user Windows desktop application. The user's data will be text, maybe 10-20 data tables, with identifying keys and a few short fields plus plenty of ...
    Mar 15, 2003 at 7:31 pm
    Mar 18, 2003 at 8:52 pm
  • Is there a way to test if a variable is a list? i.e. a = [] If I have 'a', I need to know whether it is a list or a string. Thanks, Antun
    Antun KarlovacAntun Karlovac
    Mar 10, 2003 at 5:25 pm
    Mar 11, 2003 at 6:17 am
  • Once upon a time, Just threw in a great (IMHO ;-) idea on pytohn-dev: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2003-February/032764.html The idea was to add am ``:=`` rebinding operator, one that ...
    Beni CherniavskyBeni Cherniavsky
    Mar 21, 2003 at 12:13 pm
    Mar 27, 2003 at 5:16 pm
  • can someone please help me with this? there is this cookbook recipe that shows how to make a class type in c. http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/54352 what this recipe doesn't ...
    Mar 22, 2003 at 1:58 am
    Mar 24, 2003 at 12:55 pm
  • I suppose this isn't really a python question as much a R.E. question, but I'm using python to do it, so... I'm trying to parse link data from a webpage that looks like this: <a href="foo1" 1</a abc ...
    Mar 22, 2003 at 7:31 am
    Mar 24, 2003 at 12:34 pm
  • I would like to announce embedded object oriented database for languages with dynamic type checking: DyBASE. Currently APIs for Python, Ruby and PHP are available. DyBASE is easy to use and provide ...
    Konstantin KnizhnikKonstantin Knizhnik
    Mar 20, 2003 at 2:43 pm
    Mar 24, 2003 at 10:55 am
  • I don't usually read Python-Dev, although I suppose I should more (time, time, time). The latest summary prompted a look, which made me notice Alex Martelli's well-founded complaint about the ...
    David Mertz, Ph.D.David Mertz, Ph.D.
    Mar 19, 2003 at 7:12 pm
    Mar 23, 2003 at 4:44 am
  • Does Python do a block like: try: do_something() except: do_something_else() finally: do_cleanup() Python gives me an error when I try to do this and the online documentation only gives examples with ...
    Jerry SeutterJerry Seutter
    Mar 19, 2003 at 8:51 pm
    Mar 20, 2003 at 11:53 am
  • I was looking at python's whrandom and random modules the other day. Both seem to have a period of 27814431486575L (30268*30306*30322-1), which is, of course, quite a number, but not that long ...
    Klaus Alexander SeistrupKlaus Alexander Seistrup
    Mar 14, 2003 at 6:14 pm
    Mar 17, 2003 at 2:11 pm
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