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  • This is somewhat a NEWBIE question... My company maintains a small RDBS driven website. We currently generate HTML using PHP. I've hacked a bit in Python, and generally think it is a rather cool ...
    Erik JohnsonErik Johnson
    Feb 27, 2004 at 8:50 pm
    Mar 8, 2004 at 2:40 pm
  • In different articles that I have read, persons have constantly eluded to the productivity gains of Python. One person stated that Python's productivity gain was 5 to 10 times over Java in some in ...
    Feb 15, 2004 at 2:53 am
    Feb 20, 2004 at 10:46 pm
  • Why can't we have an additional 'print' statement, that behaves exactly like 'print' but doesn't insert that damn blank between two arguments? Could be called 'printn' or 'prin1' or 'prinn' anything ...
    Martin BlessMartin Bless
    Feb 28, 2004 at 11:56 am
    Mar 6, 2004 at 7:08 pm
  • Hi I don't have to talk about the beauty of Python and its clear and readable syntax... but there are a few things that striked me while learning Python. I have collected those thoughts. I am sure ...
    Marco AschwandenMarco Aschwanden
    Feb 24, 2004 at 11:11 am
    Feb 26, 2004 at 8:40 am
  • I'm rather new at this, so I don't know how I should introduce this, nor whether these ideas are worth much but here goes. What I would like to change is access to variables on an intermediate scope. ...
    Antoon PardonAntoon Pardon
    Feb 24, 2004 at 3:53 pm
    Mar 5, 2004 at 9:15 am
  • I've just spent several very frustrating hours tracking down a bug in one of my programs. The problem was that I was writing text to a file, and when I was done I coded f.close when I should have ...
    Stephen FergStephen Ferg
    Feb 11, 2004 at 3:01 pm
    Feb 13, 2004 at 4:51 pm
  • PEP 315 suggests that a statement such as do: x = foo() while x != 0: bar(x) be equivalent to while True: x = foo() if x == 0: break bar(x) I like the overall idea, but wonder about the extra ...
    Andrew KoenigAndrew Koenig
    Feb 18, 2004 at 5:18 am
    Feb 24, 2004 at 7:14 pm
  • How does Ruby compare to Python?? How good is DESIGN of Ruby compared to Python? Python's design is godly. I'm wondering if Ruby's is godly too. I've heard it has solid OOP design but then I've also ...
    Christian SeberinoChristian Seberino
    Feb 24, 2004 at 10:43 pm
    Mar 2, 2004 at 2:28 am
  • This is an excerpt from a much longer post on the python-dev mailing list. I'm responding here, to avoid cluttering up python-dev. [Fran?ois Pinard] <snip </snip Monglot English speakers, like me, ...
    Doug FortDoug Fort
    Feb 9, 2004 at 6:52 pm
    Feb 14, 2004 at 11:53 pm
  • Just fooling around this weekend. Wrote and timed programs in C, Perl and Python. Each Program counts to 1,000,000 and prints each number to the console as it counts. I was a bit surprised. I'm not ...
    Bart NessuxBart Nessux
    Feb 29, 2004 at 5:44 pm
    Mar 3, 2004 at 2:15 am
  • Hello All, Which news reader do you recommend? Currently I use Google Groups and find it a bit to dull. Thanks. Miki
    Miki TebekaMiki Tebeka
    Feb 3, 2004 at 9:09 pm
    Feb 9, 2004 at 10:22 am
  • Hi, I got a class A2 that needs to inherit from class A1. A2, as well as some other classes implement a same functionality and in order to prevent code duplication I'd like to factorize that ...
    Uwe MayerUwe Mayer
    Feb 1, 2004 at 6:48 pm
    Mar 4, 2004 at 11:27 am
  • I wonder about the huge traffic in the question how many tuples are dispensible. I find that a question of only ternary or quarterny order - use it or use it not (free after Shakespears "to be or not ...
    Feb 25, 2004 at 3:53 pm
    Feb 29, 2004 at 3:48 am
  • Hi all! I learned Python as part of my university coursework... I enjoyed it. Now I'm just wondering how Python compares with asp, jsp, php and what not?? I don't have slightest knowledge about these ...
    Feb 5, 2004 at 1:05 pm
    Feb 10, 2004 at 6:52 pm
  • Hi, I have the following inter-class relationships: __main__: (in file LMCMain.py) imports module FileIO defines class LMCMain instanciats main = LMCMain(...) FileIO.py: defines class FileIO class ...
    Uwe MayerUwe Mayer
    Feb 7, 2004 at 12:16 pm
    Feb 12, 2004 at 8:49 pm
  • Two observations about PEP-315: 1. It's clever, addresses a definite "wart", and is syntactically similar to try/except. But it's syntax seems like an acquired taste to me. 2. It is a very general ...
    Wayne FoltaWayne Folta
    Feb 17, 2004 at 2:21 am
    Feb 19, 2004 at 9:41 pm
  • Howdy all, Just when we thought things were looking up on the whole "Windows as a trademark" for something that Microsoft didn't originate in the first place. The wxWindows project have announced ...
    Ben FinneyBen Finney
    Feb 24, 2004 at 3:21 am
    Mar 2, 2004 at 9:08 am
  • I'm doing a small program, in which the user will have the option to enter his/her password everytime, or just save it (to a file). So, is there a module to obscure the password text in a secure way? ...
    Batista, FacundoBatista, Facundo
    Feb 26, 2004 at 1:10 pm
    Feb 27, 2004 at 3:06 pm
  • It's interesting that most of us have shared a similar "language path". Personally mine is [mainly]: BBC BASIC (the best BASIC, dont' get me started on QBasic/VB!) ARM Assembly (damn, no divide, but ...
    Feb 18, 2004 at 7:12 pm
    Feb 25, 2004 at 11:16 pm
  • By using lists, I can create sets of number. Suppose I have three lists. One list is the super-set, one is a set that contains all the numbers (just like the super-set) and the last is sub-set of the ...
    Bart NessuxBart Nessux
    Feb 11, 2004 at 8:49 pm
    Feb 17, 2004 at 9:43 pm
  • Hi, I have a problem with a small python program I'm trying to write and I hope somebody may help me. I'm working on tables of this kind: CGA 1988 06 21 13 48 G500-050 D 509.62 J.. R1 1993 01 28 00 ...
    Feb 7, 2004 at 8:08 pm
    Feb 13, 2004 at 1:12 pm
  • Ummmm... This is weird. Sorry if it's known about (how can it NOT be, I wonder?) but I haven't seen any reference to it anywhere. I'm running the latest Python (2.3.3) on Windows XP Pro, i386 ...
    Dan WilliamsDan Williams
    Feb 5, 2004 at 5:44 pm
    Feb 8, 2004 at 7:00 am
  • Does anyone know of a framework or library that will enable me to use publish/subscribe comms? I want to create a server (using Python) running on a Unix box that will accept client connections (from ...
    Adrian B.Adrian B.
    Feb 28, 2004 at 10:18 am
    Mar 2, 2004 at 5:30 am
  • I'm having trouble executing Python scripts in IIS. I have the error message "%1 is not a valid Win32 application". Anyone know what this is about? Jon Cosby
    Jon CosbyJon Cosby
    Feb 23, 2004 at 6:34 pm
    Feb 27, 2004 at 11:28 pm
  • Aloha, i wanted to ask another problem, but as i started to build an example... How to generate (memory and time)-efficient a string containing random characters? I have never worked with generators, ...
    Andreas LobingerAndreas Lobinger
    Feb 19, 2004 at 3:23 pm
    Feb 20, 2004 at 6:57 pm
  • I understand that most people write functions to reuse code, no? So, I assume it would be better to write functions that are very specific, as opposed to those that are more generic. However, I have ...
    Bart NessuxBart Nessux
    Feb 10, 2004 at 2:22 am
    Feb 11, 2004 at 1:30 am
  • I have written this function, "choose_by_probability()" It takes a list of probabilities in the range 0.00-1.00, and it must then randomly select one of the probabilities and return it's index. The ...
    Max MMax M
    Feb 2, 2004 at 1:15 pm
    Feb 6, 2004 at 7:09 pm
  • I have read with interest the recent thread about closures. The funny thing is that the authors are arguing one against the other but I actually agree with all of them and I have a proposal that may ...
    Michele SimionatoMichele Simionato
    Feb 27, 2004 at 5:58 am
    Mar 2, 2004 at 3:29 pm
  • Is there any way to make the class Z behave the same way as class Y? Chris class Y: value = 42 def __hasattr__(self, name): if name == '__int__': return True def __getattr__(self, name): if name == ...
    Feb 28, 2004 at 11:33 am
    Mar 1, 2004 at 11:34 am
  • I use this simple test in Python: def foo(i): print i foo(i+1) import sys sys.setrecursionlimit(1000000) foo(0) Now, my understanding is that I get the segfault when Python overruns the C stack. ...
    Maciej KalisiakMaciej Kalisiak
    Feb 5, 2004 at 4:34 am
    Feb 12, 2004 at 6:51 am
  • Hi My son like many youngsters been around computers, fast online games, he acturly for main part learned to read and write ,beside his second language english , and may I say he is quite good at it ...
    Feb 8, 2004 at 2:35 pm
    Feb 9, 2004 at 11:12 pm
  • Hi, is it possible to protect the python sourcecode? I have a nice little script and i dont want to show everbody the source. Im using python on a windows pc. Thank you - Mark
    Mark BuchMark Buch
    Feb 5, 2004 at 3:05 pm
    Feb 11, 2004 at 11:08 am
  • I have some minor complaints about the Python language, and I'm interested to know how other people feel about them. Here they are: 1) I find the following behavior puzzling and disappointing: False ...
    Elaine JacksonElaine Jackson
    Feb 4, 2004 at 5:18 pm
    Feb 7, 2004 at 12:58 pm
  • Oh, interesting! I'm sporadically working on a Slashdot clone, so this sort of thing is a concern. As a result I've poked around in the Slashdot SQL schema and page design a bit. Skipping ahead: ...
    A.M. KuchlingA.M. Kuchling
    Feb 1, 2004 at 3:46 am
    Feb 3, 2004 at 1:13 am
  • Others have answered with "int". You should also wrap that with an exception handler, because your string might not actually be a number. x=raw_input("Enter number") #actually got "one" try: y=int(x) ...
    Harry GeorgeHarry George
    Feb 23, 2004 at 7:55 am
    Mar 4, 2004 at 10:13 pm
  • Does anyone know of any HTTPS servers available that are totally written in Python? Thanks.
    Feb 26, 2004 at 9:56 pm
    Mar 2, 2004 at 12:57 am
  • I have a problem writing self-testable modules using doctest when these modules have internationalized strings using gettext _('...'). - The main module of an application (say app.py) calls ...
    Pierre RouleauPierre Rouleau
    Feb 27, 2004 at 4:12 am
    Feb 27, 2004 at 10:29 pm
  • It appears that xmlrpclib and/or SimpleXMLRPCServer always use new connections for each request. I have been trying to make them reuse the existing connection but can't find where. Is there any ...
    Roger BinnsRoger Binns
    Feb 17, 2004 at 8:26 am
    Feb 26, 2004 at 4:38 pm
  • Hi, I need to create a parser for a Python project, and I'd like to use process kinda like lex/yacc. I've looked at various parsing packages online, but didn't find anything useful for me: - PyLR ...
    Viktor RosenfeldViktor Rosenfeld
    Feb 20, 2004 at 5:17 pm
    Feb 24, 2004 at 6:55 pm
  • I have written a new debugger. I think people will find it useful. Where can I post it for people to download? Thanks, Nir The new MSN 8: smart spam protection and 2 months FREE* ...
    Ziaran _Ziaran _
    Feb 22, 2004 at 12:46 pm
    Feb 23, 2004 at 11:02 pm
  • Hi, I have today seen only 5 mailing list messages to the python-list. I see 30 messages in c.l.py newsgroup. Do other people experience problems as well, or do I have a problem at my end? Gerrit. -- ...
    Feb 14, 2004 at 10:18 pm
    Feb 18, 2004 at 8:13 pm
  • I'm about to tackle tkinter, but here's the thing: The only kind of GUI I want to work on is a chessboard (an 8x8 grid of images that can be "moved around"). So before I start, I'm asking the room at ...
    Elaine JacksonElaine Jackson
    Feb 13, 2004 at 3:46 pm
    Feb 15, 2004 at 8:09 pm
  • Here is the situation: I want my server started up upon connection. When the first connection comes in, the server is not running. The client realizes the fact, and then starts up the server and ...
    Feb 10, 2004 at 4:54 pm
    Feb 13, 2004 at 4:45 pm
  • Hi, a new version of PyCrash is released with some bug fixes done. You can download it at https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id�026&package_id5002 Enjoy! About PyCrash Project: ...
    Carmine NovielloCarmine Noviello
    Feb 5, 2004 at 6:29 pm
    Feb 9, 2004 at 10:25 pm
  • This article at the BBC reports on what appears to be a genetic algorithm or random search method for finding words that apparently fool bayesian classifiers every time. ...
    Robin BeckerRobin Becker
    Feb 5, 2004 at 9:09 am
    Feb 8, 2004 at 6:37 am
  • Copying ------- To copy lists and dictionaries, the traditional idioms were l=mylist[:] and d=mydict.copy(). When some of the builtin functions became types, a more consistent approach became ...
    Raymond HettingerRaymond Hettinger
    Feb 29, 2004 at 10:18 am
    Mar 2, 2004 at 9:03 pm
  • OK, I tried a Google search on this Usenet group but couldn't find a solution, so I'm posting my question here (if there's a better archive than the one in Google, please let me know). Does anybody ...
    Woojay JeonWoojay Jeon
    Feb 27, 2004 at 8:00 am
    Mar 2, 2004 at 7:32 pm
  • <vent I see there has been traffic over the years on this gripe, so just let me vent my frustration, and add another reason why 'exit' (or possibly exit() or quit() or halt() or some such) should ...
    Mike MaxwellMike Maxwell
    Feb 23, 2004 at 8:12 pm
    Feb 26, 2004 at 1:48 am
  • Hi ! I am a poor mortal who has become terrified of Python. It seems to have thrown all the OO concepts out of the window. Penniless, I ask a basic question : What is the difference between a class ...
    Gaurav VedaGaurav Veda
    Feb 21, 2004 at 4:57 pm
    Feb 22, 2004 at 8:26 am
  • Dear all, Are there any utility that can be call by python to create self extracting zip file. I'm now using the powerarchiever. But the command line options aren't flexible enough. Basically, I ...
    Calvin FONGCalvin FONG
    Feb 16, 2004 at 11:53 am
    Feb 19, 2004 at 2:36 pm
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