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  • came across this page searching feedster. dont know whether this is the official resdesign or just a proposal; but the mockups look very nice. http://www.pollenation.net/journal/index.php?p7&c=1 main ...
    Rt langeRt lange
    Sep 7, 2003 at 1:37 am
    Sep 11, 2003 at 6:25 pm
  • Please comment on the new PEP for reverse iteration methods. Basically, the idea looks like this: for i in xrange(10).iter_backwards(): # 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,0 <do something with i The HTML version is ...
    Raymond HettingerRaymond Hettinger
    Sep 25, 2003 at 12:58 am
    Sep 29, 2003 at 5:35 pm
  • Hi All, I am going to stay in hospital for a week or so (nothing serious), and am trying to find a book or two to read there. As I have not come across anything spectacular recently (except Python in ...
    Patrick UseldingerPatrick Useldinger
    Sep 4, 2003 at 6:16 pm
    Sep 7, 2003 at 10:14 pm
  • [Moved to python-list at python.org, where this thread belongs] Harri Pesonen wrote: Lately, I've been considering an alternative to this line of thinking. I've been wondering whether threads are ...
    Shane HathawayShane Hathaway
    Sep 11, 2003 at 6:50 pm
    Sep 17, 2003 at 7:32 pm
  • Hello, I'm a newbie Python user, a systems administrator - I've been trying to switch from Perl to Python for administrative tasks - and one thing I cannot understand so far is why I need the special ...
    Grzegorz StaniakGrzegorz Staniak
    Sep 5, 2003 at 1:58 pm
    Sep 11, 2003 at 2:55 pm
  • Hi everyone, I'm having some trouble sorting lists. I suspect this might have something to do with locale settings and/or character encoding/unicode. Consider the following example, text containing ...
    Erlend FuglumErlend Fuglum
    Sep 21, 2003 at 11:32 am
    Sep 29, 2003 at 6:08 pm
  • On behalf of the Python development team and the Python community, I'm happy to announce the release of Python 2.3.1 (final). Python 2.3.1 is a pure bug fix release of Python 2.3, released in late ...
    Anthony BaxterAnthony Baxter
    Sep 24, 2003 at 8:02 am
    Sep 27, 2003 at 4:04 pm
  • Is there a python module that includes functions for working with prime numbers? I mainly need A function that returns the Nth prime number and that returns how many prime numbers are less than N, ...
    Sep 29, 2003 at 2:53 pm
    Oct 3, 2003 at 9:52 am
  • Hi, there is another famous book 'Writing solid code' but does it apply to Python ? Or it's usable only by Microsoft C programmers ? The author seems to be an ex-Microsoft guy ! Thanks , post400
    Sep 3, 2003 at 11:39 am
    Sep 16, 2003 at 11:05 am
  • I have a question that is not directly Python-related. But I thought I'd ask the most erudite group that I know... :-) When did Windows start accepting the forward slash as a path separator ...
    Stephen FergStephen Ferg
    Sep 25, 2003 at 11:50 pm
    Sep 30, 2003 at 4:22 am
  • Here is a discussion draft of a potential PEP. The ideas grew out of the discussion on pep-284. Comments are invited. Dart throwing is optional. Raymond Hettinger ...
    Raymond HettingerRaymond Hettinger
    Sep 24, 2003 at 12:30 am
    Sep 25, 2003 at 5:40 pm
  • Hey all, I just realized you can very easily implement a sequence grouping function using Python 2.3's fancy slicing support: def group(values, size): return map(None, *[values[i::size] for i in ...
    Dave BenjaminDave Benjamin
    Sep 30, 2003 at 7:44 am
    Oct 6, 2003 at 5:09 pm
  • Dear all, My college used C for beginner course and use Java to demostrate OO concept. Anyway, I tried python and found that it is a very good language. I think many people spend time on Java and ...
    Sep 5, 2003 at 3:24 pm
    Sep 7, 2003 at 2:36 pm
  • Now that rexec is gone, is there any code or information available on executing Python in a restricted environment? And before I roll my own solution, exactly where the security holes in rexec ...
    Rainer DeykeRainer Deyke
    Sep 27, 2003 at 4:44 am
    Oct 2, 2003 at 1:22 pm
  • In article <mailman.1062997392.14538.python-list at python.org , Graham Fawcett wrote: Many people, me included, won't follow tinyurl links; please provide a standard URL, too. DO NOT USE ...
    Sep 8, 2003 at 4:43 pm
    Sep 9, 2003 at 11:44 pm
  • I've just about convinced myself there is no good, clean solution to the following puzzle. I wonder if you agree. 1. My app has a module called leoGlobals that contains often-used global functions. ...
    Edward K. ReamEdward K. Ream
    Sep 29, 2003 at 4:31 pm
    Oct 8, 2003 at 2:51 am
  • While trying to print a none empty list, I accidentaly put an "else" statement with a "for" instead of "if". Here is what I had: if ( len(mylist) 0) : for x,y in mylist: print x,y else: print "Empty ...
    Invalid UserInvalid User
    Sep 25, 2003 at 1:31 pm
    Oct 2, 2003 at 1:59 pm
  • Has someone got a Python routine or module which converts Unicode strings to lowercase (or uppercase)? What I actually need to do is to compare a number of strings in a case-insensitive manner, so I ...
    Hallvard B Furuseth (nospam nospam)Hallvard B Furuseth (nospam nospam)
    Sep 19, 2003 at 11:15 am
    Sep 26, 2003 at 9:01 pm
  • Hi, How well is Python suited for developing database based applications? I am new to Python so please bear with me if some of the questions are too simple. I specifically have the following ...
    Ubaidullah NubarUbaidullah Nubar
    Sep 12, 2003 at 1:09 pm
    Oct 15, 2003 at 8:44 pm
  • Hi, I am writing a program that has to instantiate a class from which I don't know the name until runtime. That leads to two problems for me. 1. How to do the import? I didn't find a way to give a ...
    Marco HerrnMarco Herrn
    Sep 9, 2003 at 7:35 pm
    Sep 30, 2003 at 7:49 pm
  • I'm looking for a good place for Python documentation. I'm really lost on why it's so hard to find anything when it comes to me looking up a particular function in Python. My example would be the ...
    Daniel R. Smorey Jr.Daniel R. Smorey Jr.
    Sep 1, 2003 at 4:41 am
    Sep 2, 2003 at 7:42 am
  • hello there. I've been searching the web (including the www.python.org :) but in vain of finding recent documentation for the python MOP. I see some information on python 1.5---is this the best and ...
    Kasper graversenKasper graversen
    Sep 12, 2003 at 9:54 am
    Sep 22, 2003 at 2:46 pm
  • Is there a python equivalent of the C ternery operator? I.e.: fred = (x == 1) ? 12 : 15 If not, what's the best way to construct the same logic? Regards
    Andrew ChalkAndrew Chalk
    Sep 7, 2003 at 4:53 pm
    Sep 9, 2003 at 7:21 pm
  • Howdy, I want to know how to tell if a forked process is done. Actually, my real question is that I want to run a shell script inside of a python script, and after the shell script has finished ...
    John LinJohn Lin
    Sep 23, 2003 at 11:47 pm
    Sep 25, 2003 at 4:22 pm
  • This may have been asked before but I can't find it. If I have a rectangular list of lists, say, l = [[1,10],[2,20],[3,30]], is there a handy syntax for retrieving the ith item of every sublist? I ...
    Hilde RothHilde Roth
    Sep 16, 2003 at 6:15 pm
    Sep 23, 2003 at 2:41 pm
  • Hi I would like to announce, for real this time, the release of BlackAdder V1.0.0. We have just finished our weekly conference during which I was give specific instructions by Shawn Gordon to make ...
    John DeanJohn Dean
    Sep 15, 2003 at 5:33 pm
    Sep 19, 2003 at 11:29 pm
  • Can anybody explain this: Python 2.3 (#46, Jul 29 2003, 18:54:32) [MSC v.1200 32 bit (Intel)] on win32 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. <stdin :1: SyntaxWarning: ...
    Sep 16, 2003 at 6:35 pm
    Sep 18, 2003 at 8:34 am
  • The yield statement looks to be a big step toward some kind of lightweight concurrency-oriented programming in python. Is there any similarly nice way to do the opposite of yield, just sit around ...
    Sep 10, 2003 at 7:40 pm
    Sep 17, 2003 at 11:09 am
  • Hi, After upgrading my Python interpreter to 2.3.1 I constantly get warnings like this: DeprecationWarning: Non-ASCII character '\xe6' in file mumble.py on line 2, but no encoding declared; see ...
    Klaus Alexander SeistrupKlaus Alexander Seistrup
    Sep 29, 2003 at 12:51 pm
    Oct 2, 2003 at 6:31 pm
  • Has anyone suggested introducing a mutable string type (yes, of course) and distinguishing them from standard strings by the quote type - single or double? As far as I know ' and " are currently ...
    Gordon AirportGordon Airport
    Sep 20, 2003 at 5:40 pm
    Sep 25, 2003 at 8:10 pm
  • Hi! I must have been searching in the wrong places or with the wrong keywords but I couldn't find out how to implement something such as what is done by the threading module on Windows (95, 98 and XP ...
    Jorge GodoyJorge Godoy
    Sep 29, 2003 at 12:00 pm
    Oct 4, 2003 at 12:11 pm
  • Hi all, after my unsuccessful try to run Apache 2 with mod_python and Python 2.3, I am looking for an alternative approach. My aim is to write a small web-based application: Python - the solution ...
    Patrick UseldingerPatrick Useldinger
    Sep 11, 2003 at 10:04 pm
    Sep 20, 2003 at 4:32 pm
  • I was just writing some code which did date/time manipulations, and I found that the Python 2.3 datetime module does not supply a number of fairly basic functions. I understand the reasoning (the ...
    Paul MoorePaul Moore
    Sep 15, 2003 at 3:07 pm
    Sep 17, 2003 at 8:05 am
  • I just installed Python 2.3 (upgrading from 2.1). Version 2.3 is noticably faster and the automatic conversion to long integers is very handy: 18446744073709551616 But if I want to know how many ...
    Sep 24, 2003 at 1:04 am
    Oct 1, 2003 at 10:19 am
  • I should like to search certain characters in a string and when they are found, I want to replace other characters in other strings that are at the same position (for a very simply mastermind game) ...
    Sep 20, 2003 at 10:51 am
    Sep 25, 2003 at 10:24 am
  • I've been thinking that a good Python mascot might help in raising public awareness of Python. The problem with a snake as a mascot is that it is not anthropomorphic enough. An effective mascot has ...
    Stephen FergStephen Ferg
    Sep 29, 2003 at 1:37 am
    Oct 28, 2003 at 2:03 pm
  • How do I find out my own IP number (using Pythoi of course). And how do I send/receive data to/from andother TCP/IP socket (of known ip number)? I mean: which module do I have to use for that? TIA, ...
    Sep 29, 2003 at 7:19 pm
    Oct 8, 2003 at 11:11 am
  • Hi, I'm new to python, so excuse me if i'm asking something dumb. Does python provide a mechanism to implement virtual functions? Can you please give a code snippet also...:) Thanx in advance -Prabu.
    Sep 30, 2003 at 2:53 pm
    Oct 2, 2003 at 2:58 am
  • Can't find it. I mean something like: 5.35 5.35! Not 5.3500000000000001 neither 5.34999999999999999999. I think this is not a rare thing, but I can't find it in the standar library neither the ...
    Batista, FacundoBatista, Facundo
    Sep 17, 2003 at 6:28 pm
    Sep 22, 2003 at 10:55 am
  • I couldn't find one. (Hi Martin ;-) Regards, Bengt Richter
    Bengt RichterBengt Richter
    Sep 7, 2003 at 11:29 pm
    Sep 10, 2003 at 10:24 am
  • Hi, under Python 2.2.2: Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin ", line 1, in ? TypeError: unhashable type 136775584 Can anybody explain this? Greets, Stefan
    Stefan FleiterStefan Fleiter
    Sep 2, 2003 at 6:36 pm
    Sep 8, 2003 at 4:07 pm
  • Hi,all I use wxPython make a bittorrent client. I find wxPython very slow and use many many memory. When app start, it need 19MB memory. I only use common GUI components. Python is a really good ...
    Sep 3, 2003 at 1:32 pm
    Sep 5, 2003 at 6:17 am
  • Is there a better way to append certain chars in a string with a backslash that the example below? chr = "#$%^&_{}" # special chars to look out for str = "123 45^ & 00 0_" # string to convert n = "" ...
    Sep 30, 2003 at 7:46 am
    Oct 3, 2003 at 12:46 am
  • I am creating a dialog in wxPython for log in purposes. Basically when the user clicks the ok button, the dialog box saves the user name and password as class attributes. Then as long as the dialog ...
    Todd JohnsonTodd Johnson
    Sep 22, 2003 at 9:37 pm
    Oct 2, 2003 at 5:13 pm
  • I found that when using negative indices, the slice object passed to __getitem__ depends on the number of slices. An example to clarify: class a: def __getitem__(self, index): return index Traceback ...
    Roberto A. F. De AlmeidaRoberto A. F. De Almeida
    Sep 26, 2003 at 8:45 pm
    Sep 30, 2003 at 2:41 pm
  • All my mailboxes have been filling up with files of about 130k to 150k, no doubt copies of some immensely popular virus. So, I've no doubt lost lots of real mail because of "mailbox full" conditions ...
    Alex MartelliAlex Martelli
    Sep 20, 2003 at 2:03 pm
    Sep 23, 2003 at 5:02 pm
  • Ok, I miss the idiom that my other languages use, something like: while( foo = getmore()){ process(foo); } I can't seem to do this in python without gagging: foo = getmore() while foo: process(foo) ...
    Sep 14, 2003 at 9:50 pm
    Sep 19, 2003 at 3:21 pm
  • I don't know if this is really a Python question of a MySQL question, but i am hopen that there is enough overlap that someone can help me ;-) I have a unit test suite for our server that loads a ...
    Richard WesleyRichard Wesley
    Sep 4, 2003 at 8:35 pm
    Sep 12, 2003 at 9:55 am
  • Hello, I search Python IDE with Code Intellisense Thanks JEAN
    Sep 30, 2003 at 9:28 pm
    Oct 7, 2003 at 3:59 pm
  • I want to write an NT service that will intercept any outgoing smtp traffic, like Norton Antivirus does. Can anyone tell me how I can do something like this in Python? I do not know how to intercept ...
    Scott HathawayScott Hathaway
    Sep 30, 2003 at 1:18 pm
    Oct 1, 2003 at 8:03 pm
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