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  • What's better about Ruby than Python? I'm sure there's something. What is it? This is not a troll. I'm language shopping and I want people's answers. I don't know beans about Ruby or have any ...
    Brandon J. Van EveryBrandon J. Van Every
    Aug 18, 2003 at 1:58 am
    Aug 28, 2003 at 12:20 am
  • Hello, everyone. I would appreciate any advice that someone could give me on my future career path. Here is my situation: I am a bright Junior in a very well-respected private high school, taking ...
    Howard NeaseHoward Nease
    Aug 25, 2003 at 10:57 pm
    Sep 12, 2003 at 3:47 pm
  • What can I do with Python that I can't do with C#? I'm currently going up a learning curve about C# and .NET. I've avoided "Microsoft stuff" for a rather long time, but there's this reality that I ...
    Brandon J. Van EveryBrandon J. Van Every
    Aug 9, 2003 at 10:59 pm
    Aug 14, 2003 at 2:17 am
  • I'm realizing I didn't frame my question well. What's ***TOTALLY COMPELLING*** about Ruby over Python? What makes you jump up in your chair and scream "Wow! Ruby has *that*? That is SO FRICKIN' ...
    Brandon J. Van EveryBrandon J. Van Every
    Aug 18, 2003 at 6:07 pm
    Aug 23, 2003 at 2:47 am
  • python is a big improvement on most languages that came before it, but no language is perfect. id like to make a list of some of the aspects people find most annoying, regardless of their feasibility ...
    Ryan LoweRyan Lowe
    Aug 23, 2003 at 3:39 pm
    Aug 28, 2003 at 10:43 pm
  • I've gotten lots of feedback on the itertools module but have not heard a peep about the new sets module. * Are you overjoyed/outraged by the choice of | and & as set operators (instead of + and *)? ...
    Raymond HettingerRaymond Hettinger
    Aug 12, 2003 at 6:02 am
    Aug 28, 2003 at 6:14 am
  • Pythonistas, My loyal fans :-) will remember that I did a Python IDE roundup for _Charming Python_ a couple years back. Now I have another such roundup lined up... not the very next article, but it's ...
    David MertzDavid Mertz
    Aug 26, 2003 at 5:39 pm
    Sep 13, 2003 at 2:02 am
  • I'm curious about something... many Artima.com members who have a Java background and learned Python have come to the conclusion that Java and Python are highly complimentary languages. They would ...
    Joe ChengJoe Cheng
    Aug 12, 2003 at 5:44 am
    Aug 17, 2003 at 2:54 am
  • I want to modify the {} and [] tokens to contain additional functionality they do not currently contain, such as being able to add dicts to dicts, and other things that would be very helpful for me ...
    Geoff HowlandGeoff Howland
    Aug 23, 2003 at 4:32 am
    Sep 12, 2003 at 2:07 am
  • Highly dependent on context. I use factor of 10-20 as a ballpark, with factor of 100 for some things like low-level string processing. Eg, I've got a pure Python regexp engine which clocks at about ...
    Andrew DalkeAndrew Dalke
    Aug 20, 2003 at 10:00 pm
    Sep 2, 2003 at 4:53 pm
  • I'm going to make a number of points which I'm sure many people will object to. Feel free, but also try not to knee-jerk about them. As someone who programmed DEC Alpha in 1998, and who sees the ...
    Brandon J. Van EveryBrandon J. Van Every
    Aug 12, 2003 at 1:43 am
    Aug 21, 2003 at 5:03 pm
  • I am using Windows 98, python 2.3, ClientCookie 0.4.3a. When I do: import ClientCookie import os c = ClientCookie.MSIECookieJar(delayload=1) c.load_from_registry() I get the response: Traceback (most ...
    Mark CarterMark Carter
    Aug 14, 2003 at 9:37 am
    Aug 27, 2003 at 11:54 am
  • Dear friends. During a conversation with good friends and newly acquired Pythonista, we were discussing Python, what it is in essence, and what it is giving to us. The people were Dinu Gherman, ...
    Christian TismerChristian Tismer
    Aug 9, 2003 at 2:59 am
    Aug 12, 2003 at 3:53 pm
  • Here's a proposed Q&A for the FAQ based on a couple recent threads. Appropriate comments appreciated X.Y: Why doesn't Python have macros like in Lisp or Scheme? Before answering that, a clarification ...
    Andrew DalkeAndrew Dalke
    Aug 23, 2003 at 1:30 am
    Aug 26, 2003 at 2:42 pm
  • Hi. I'm having some fun with numbers. I've extraced an image sizes from a jpeg file img_x,img_y=image.getsize() then I'm trying to use those sizes to scale the image, but because python has decided ...
    Graham NichollsGraham Nicholls
    Aug 11, 2003 at 12:44 pm
    Aug 12, 2003 at 4:13 am
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    Aug 20, 2003 at 6:18 pm
    Aug 31, 2003 at 11:36 am
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    AdministratorAdministrator
    Aug 19, 2003 at 5:35 pm
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  • 1) Python made me rich 2) Python saved my life 3) Python changed my mind put them on T-shirts. Collect all three!!
    Smarter_than_youSmarter_than_you
    Aug 14, 2003 at 3:50 am
    Aug 19, 2003 at 6:50 pm
  • Hi, I have about 200GB of data that I need to go through and extract the common first part of a line. Something like this. "abcdefghijklmnop" Here I want to extract the common string ...
    RaviRavi
    Aug 2, 2003 at 9:39 pm
    Aug 22, 2003 at 7:42 am
  • If I end indentation levels with "pass" statements, will I piss off people that have to read my code? eg: for i in xrange(0,5): if i: print i pass print i * -1 pass I ask for two reasons... a) it ...
    Anthony RobertsAnthony Roberts
    Aug 27, 2003 at 10:45 pm
    Aug 29, 2003 at 3:16 pm
  • I have always been curious about why a construct like: a = "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is called a string. I have always assumed that it was a reference to a necklace type construct ...
    Brian KelleyBrian Kelley
    Aug 21, 2003 at 1:52 pm
    Aug 27, 2003 at 7:42 am
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    In Python 2.2 I use to have true = (1 == 1) false = not true This was at the recommendation of someone on this list some time ago. The reason (if I remember correctly) was that setting true = 1 false ...
    Daniel KleinDaniel Klein
    Aug 4, 2003 at 1:20 am
    Oct 20, 2003 at 3:59 pm
  • Hello, How can I check if a file is binary or text? There was some easy way but I forgot it.. Thanks in adv.
    Sami ViitanenSami Viitanen
    Aug 13, 2003 at 8:29 am
    Aug 16, 2003 at 2:27 am
  • Is there a function that takes a number with binary numeral a1...an to the number with binary numeral b1...bn, where each bi is 1 if ai is 0, and vice versa? (For example, the function's value at 18 ...
    Elaine JacksonElaine Jackson
    Aug 17, 2003 at 4:58 am
    Aug 19, 2003 at 4:43 am
  • I'm currently working on a new version of py2exe, which will require Python 2.3 and later, because it uses the zipimport mechanism. Since py2exe is a distutils extension, and since C compilers are ...
    Thomas HellerThomas Heller
    Aug 6, 2003 at 6:36 pm
    Aug 10, 2003 at 6:55 am
  • I'm convinced to try Python! I've read many posts, and although I recently bought a book on C to start learning it, I'd like to give Python a good chance. What IDE would you recommend for someone who ...
    LupeLupe
    Aug 18, 2003 at 11:49 am
    Sep 19, 2003 at 4:36 am
  • I'm working on an ODBMS written in Python, for Python, and was wondering if anyone was interested. In particular, I'd like to know what features would be useful, and what types of use cases people ...
    Patrick K. O'BrienPatrick K. O'Brien
    Aug 28, 2003 at 9:37 pm
    Sep 1, 2003 at 8:44 pm
  • disclaimer: this is a little out-there, primarily a thought excersise for myself. it probably belongs in group on programming language theory. but python got me thinking about this, so here it is. ...
    Ryan LoweRyan Lowe
    Aug 22, 2003 at 12:39 am
    Aug 30, 2003 at 12:15 am
  • I've been using Python for quite some time now, and I'm a bit stumped. Does it really not have a multi-line comment? I think I must just be missing something simple and stupid. Thanks in advance. ...
    Doug ToltonDoug Tolton
    Aug 11, 2003 at 6:48 pm
    Aug 14, 2003 at 9:14 pm
  • I wonder what is the recommended way of using Tkinter together with a command line oriented application. I have in mind something like that: import cmd,sys class CMD(cmd.Cmd): def ...
    Michele SimionatoMichele Simionato
    Aug 8, 2003 at 5:48 pm
    Aug 14, 2003 at 1:11 pm
  • Hi, Consider the following class: ... def __init__(self, obj): ... self.__obj = obj ... def __getattr__(self, name): ... return getattr(self.__obj, name) ... Now: <method-wrapper object at 0x0112CF30 ...
    Gonçalo RodriguesGonçalo Rodrigues
    Aug 6, 2003 at 7:40 pm
    Aug 8, 2003 at 1:57 pm
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    PostmasterPostmaster
    Aug 19, 2003 at 11:25 pm
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  • I posted this few weeks ago (remember the C Sharp thread?) but it went unnoticed on the large mass of posts, so let me retry. Here I get Python+ Psyco twice as fast as optimized C, so I would like to ...
    Michele SimionatoMichele Simionato
    Aug 23, 2003 at 3:37 pm
    Aug 27, 2003 at 3:58 am
  • I want to change the DEFAULT behavior of python to print out all floating points in scientific format? For instance, 1.000000E-2 #Like print "%E"%x How can I do it? Daehyok Shin
    SdhyokSdhyok
    Aug 8, 2003 at 7:15 pm
    Aug 11, 2003 at 8:48 am
  • Hello, Aspect oriented Software development seems to be expanding in the popular vision of developers, with more and more IDE 'add-ons' and even more specialized tools,Jboss etc. I've seen more and ...
    New_aspectNew_aspect
    Aug 22, 2003 at 9:16 pm
    Sep 2, 2003 at 11:30 pm
  • Is there a forum where one could post a Python script and have it critiqued by others? Something like: Y would be more efficent if you did it this way, or doing it that way could cause problems with ...
    Hokiegal99Hokiegal99
    Aug 27, 2003 at 10:33 pm
    Aug 28, 2003 at 1:30 pm
  • Hello All, I'll be doing a small internal course on Python at my company. The 1'st session is an introduction that should also sell Python. If you have the time I'd appriciate any comments on my ...
    Miki TebekaMiki Tebeka
    Aug 24, 2003 at 8:00 am
    Aug 28, 2003 at 8:30 am
  • Hello, I have a huge problem with loading very simple structure into memory it is a list of tuples, it has 6MB and consists of 100000 elements this takes about 30 seconds! How can I accelerate it? ...
    DrochomDrochom
    Aug 15, 2003 at 2:27 pm
    Aug 17, 2003 at 7:48 am
  • Hi, Just wondering if there's a good GUI builder for Python. Something like Visual Tcl, where you just drag and drop objects. Not too good with creating user interfaces from code along. Thanks
    HenryHenry
    Aug 15, 2003 at 6:59 am
    Aug 16, 2003 at 9:01 pm
  • The pychecker site says that pychecker works with versions 1.5 through 2.2. Any reason to expect that 2.3 breaks it? Anyone tried it to see? TIA Al
    AchristAchrist
    Aug 3, 2003 at 12:10 am
    Aug 5, 2003 at 7:04 am
  • It seems the Gods are proposing to distribute the documentation and help for Python-2.3.1 in .chm form. I particularly detest .chm and much prefer .html as it works across all platforms. Additionally ...
    Robin BeckerRobin Becker
    Aug 30, 2003 at 9:53 am
    Sep 2, 2003 at 1:17 pm
  • I downloaded the beginner package from the "Python" site, and would like to know my next move. Should I wade through the site, or are there some exorcises I can do to get started in the process of ...
    RichRich
    Aug 27, 2003 at 5:25 pm
    Sep 1, 2003 at 4:29 pm
  • I am new to python, so please bear with me if I am making some conceptual error. Basically I want to create a graph with an adjacency list representation, but I don't want any of the adjacency lists ...
    Andy CAndy C
    Aug 1, 2003 at 12:36 am
    Aug 6, 2003 at 12:12 pm
  • For everyone - Apologies for the length of this message. If you don't want to look at the long example, you can skip to the end of the message. And for the Python gurus among you, if you can spare ...
    Chris ReedyChris Reedy
    Aug 21, 2003 at 10:30 pm
    Aug 25, 2003 at 12:16 am
  • Hi I have a made a script that process normals for a flat shaded 3D mesh's. It compares every vert with every other vert to look for verts that can share normals and It takes ages. I'm not asking ...
    IdeasmanIdeasman
    Aug 30, 2003 at 5:08 pm
    Sep 1, 2003 at 8:29 pm
  • Hello, I'm using python to output RIB streams for Renderman. The RIB stream is a bunch of statements which describes a 3d image. The Rib standard allows for blocks which we usually indent for better ...
    HilbertHilbert
    Aug 22, 2003 at 6:10 pm
    Aug 25, 2003 at 5:39 am
  • Could someone help me out with these few lines of code: I would like to know why the Quit button in this application removes the buttons and causes "Quitting" to be printed, but does not close the ...
    Andrew GregoryAndrew Gregory
    Aug 1, 2003 at 8:48 am
    Aug 8, 2003 at 12:25 pm
  • BlackAdder is an application development environment that allows professional and hobbyist programmers alike to produce complex applications for the Windows and Linux platforms. BlackAdder brings ...
    BadJakeBadJake
    Aug 24, 2003 at 11:44 am
    Sep 1, 2003 at 9:37 am
  • I have some code like this... self.write( ''' lots of stuff here with %(these)s named expressions ''' % vars(self) ) Then I wanted to add an item to the dict vars(self), so I tried : ...
    AfanasiyAfanasiy
    Aug 29, 2003 at 4:11 am
    Aug 30, 2003 at 11:36 am
  • I've got this string in which I need to sub in the same word several times; i.e: 'test - test - test' But I want to use the * to make life easier to read, so I tried: ('test', 'test', 'test') ...
    Michael C. NeelMichael C. Neel
    Aug 19, 2003 at 9:25 pm
    Aug 20, 2003 at 1:31 pm
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