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  • Playing with Prothon today, I am fascinated by the idea of eliminating classes in Python. I'm trying to figure out what fundamental benefit there is to having classes. Is all this complexity ...
    David MacQuiggDavid MacQuigg
    Mar 28, 2004 at 1:28 am
    Apr 6, 2004 at 9:43 am
  • Hi I have read some mail on the dev mailing list about PEP 318 and find the new Syntax really ugly. def foo[staticmethode](x, y): pass I call this foo(1, 2), this isn't really intuitive to me! Also I ...
    Marco BubkeMarco Bubke
    Mar 21, 2004 at 4:53 pm
    Mar 27, 2004 at 4:28 pm
  • Well after all this discussion it would appear that a 'Python like' language has appeared = Prothon. http://www.prothon.org/index.html Very alpha, sort of like Python (if you consider the indenting ...
    Peter HickmanPeter Hickman
    Mar 26, 2004 at 4:42 pm
    Mar 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm
  • How do I force static typing in Python? -Premshree Pillai ===== -Premshree [http://www.qiksearch.com/] Yahoo! India Insurance Special: Be informed on the best policies, services, tools and more. Go ...
    Premshree PillaiPremshree Pillai
    Mar 12, 2004 at 10:09 am
    Mar 20, 2004 at 4:49 am
  • Seems like we need a simple way to extend Python syntax that doesn't break existing syntax or clash with any other syntax in Python, is easy to type, easy to read, and is clearly distinct from the ...
    David MacQuiggDavid MacQuigg
    Mar 10, 2004 at 9:01 pm
    Apr 4, 2004 at 9:22 pm
  • I agree that it does not really work as most people think it does, but how would you perform the same task as reload() without the reload()? Would this be done by "del sys.modules['modulename']" and ...
    Ellinghaus, LanceEllinghaus, Lance
    Mar 11, 2004 at 8:10 pm
    Mar 19, 2004 at 1:07 am
  • Two areas where I've found 'goto' two be useful in other languages are in (untested examples in C++) (1) deeply nested loops for (k=0; k < 10; ++k) for (j=0; j < 10; ++j) for (i=0; i <10; ++i) if (/* ...
    BrettBrett
    Mar 6, 2004 at 6:18 pm
    Mar 11, 2004 at 2:50 pm
  • I've recently been trying out various different GUI frameworks in Python and was wondering if I could get your input on the pros and cons of the different ones... wxPython: I love the programming ...
    Hugh MacdonaldHugh Macdonald
    Mar 30, 2004 at 6:48 am
    Apr 11, 2004 at 4:03 pm
  • Hello, I am beginning to work on a fairly large project and I'm considering to use python for most of the coding, but I need to make sure first that it is reliable enough. I need to make sure that I ...
    Assaf__Assaf__
    Mar 22, 2004 at 11:11 am
    Mar 29, 2004 at 2:44 am
  • This article is posted at the request of C.W. Yang who asked me to detail my opinion of Lisp, and for the benefit of people like him, who may find themselves intrigued by this language. The opinions ...
    NobodyNobody
    Mar 3, 2004 at 12:43 pm
    Apr 15, 2004 at 2:18 pm
  • Can one run a 1.5 .pyc file with the 2.x version interpreters and vice versa? How about running a 2.x .pyc using a 2.y interpreter?
    Jon PerezJon Perez
    Mar 19, 2004 at 10:14 am
    Mar 23, 2004 at 4:25 am
  • Hello, is there a rationale for the following behavior: False True Thanks, Axel
    Axel BoldtAxel Boldt
    Mar 16, 2004 at 12:32 am
    Mar 20, 2004 at 2:51 am
  • Hello, This is not a troll posting, and I've refrained from asking because I've seen similar threads get all nitter-nattery. But I really want to make a decision on how best to invest my time. I'm ...
    Fred MaFred Ma
    Mar 27, 2004 at 7:19 am
    Apr 1, 2004 at 10:21 pm
  • Paul, I get the error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:\Python23\lib\site-packages\Pythonwin\pywin\framework\scriptutils.py", line 310, in RunScript exec codeObject in __main__.__dict__ ...
    David LeesDavid Lees
    Mar 14, 2004 at 5:00 am
    Mar 27, 2004 at 8:23 pm
  • OK, First off I am new to Python but I am a convert. I sat down and wrote two medium complexity applications in Python from scratch and learning the language in a few days. If I were to do this in ...
    Adam T. GautierAdam T. Gautier
    Mar 30, 2004 at 4:02 pm
    Apr 27, 2004 at 7:05 pm
  • I'm just curious if such a beast exists out there. I've googled around some and read some programming language websites but I have yet to find a language similar to Python that can be compiled to ...
    Ed CogburnEd Cogburn
    Mar 20, 2004 at 2:04 pm
    Mar 25, 2004 at 3:25 am
  • Here's a Python slogan suggestion by Ken Manheimer. One Nation Under Under Python I thought it was pretty funny. I don't know if international folks will get it, though. :-) Shane
    Shane HathawayShane Hathaway
    Mar 31, 2004 at 6:58 pm
    Apr 6, 2004 at 5:03 am
  • Hello, I'm Peter, and I'm very much a newbie. New in the sense of being a novice at everything to do with programming, rather than just new to Python, so please be very explicit in your replies ...
    Peter MacKenziePeter MacKenzie
    Mar 30, 2004 at 12:25 am
    Apr 4, 2004 at 8:07 pm
  • print p 1 2 3 3 My naive expectation was that p would be 'not defined' from outside the loop. I know this is not news. In fact I had come across some discussion of this fact, but apparently didn't ...
    ArthurArthur
    Mar 11, 2004 at 9:08 pm
    Mar 20, 2004 at 2:55 am
  • I'm a bit late with this, but better late than never... PEP: 328 Title: Imports: Multi-Line and Absolute/Relative Version: $Revision: 1.2 $ Last-Modified: $Date: 2004/01/31 05:19:25 $ Author: Aahz ...
    AahzAahz
    Mar 8, 2004 at 8:24 pm
    Apr 3, 2004 at 1:11 am
  • x = [chr(a) + chr(b) for a in xrange(100) for b in xrange(100)] # list version: c = [] for i in x: if i not in c: c.append(i) 2.0331145438875637 # dict version: c = {} for i in x: if i not in c: c[i] ...
    Robert BrewerRobert Brewer
    Mar 29, 2004 at 6:47 am
    Mar 31, 2004 at 9:19 pm
  • Still trying to understand "=="... It appears as if two equal objects can become unequal if you perform the same operations on them: [1, [...]] [1, [1, [...]]] True Note that they're equal, yet are ...
    Axel BoldtAxel Boldt
    Mar 16, 2004 at 11:38 pm
    Mar 31, 2004 at 3:45 am
  • I have to place a root password into a Python script. Is there a way to encode it so that one can't read the password when viewing the file, but when the sting is used it's decoded? For example: pass ...
    Bart NessuxBart Nessux
    Mar 12, 2004 at 5:11 pm
    Mar 14, 2004 at 2:38 pm
  • I began using Python since version 2.2.1 and without knowing anything about OOP, so I had the advantage of a fresh start ;) Still, I will readily admit that I was not immediately sold to metaclasses ...
    Michele SimionatoMichele Simionato
    Mar 28, 2004 at 6:43 am
    Apr 5, 2004 at 3:48 am
  • I'm considering Python as a replacement for the highly specialized scripting languages used in the electronics design industry. Design engineers are typically not programmers, and they avoid working ...
    David MacQuiggDavid MacQuigg
    Mar 6, 2004 at 7:01 pm
    Mar 9, 2004 at 6:26 pm
  • Hi all, I am totally hooked on what I have learned about python. I am going to use it to develop a simple data entry app I need for some financial record keeping. I understand tkinter is official and ...
    Jonathon McKitrickJonathon McKitrick
    Mar 3, 2004 at 6:15 pm
    Apr 23, 2004 at 2:13 am
  • Hello I have a bunch of questions about using python scripting in vim and about editing python with vim. I can install vim with python scripting support, but I can not find docs, examples or ...
    SbSb
    Mar 1, 2004 at 7:51 pm
    Mar 26, 2004 at 4:45 pm
  • Hi, Under some naming conditions of module files, it seems that python lost class static variables values. It seems only to append when importing a "badly" named module that itself import a module ...
    Yannick PatoisYannick Patois
    Mar 19, 2004 at 2:49 pm
    Mar 22, 2004 at 12:56 am
  • Is there a more recent set of Python style guidelines than PEP 8, "Style Guide for Python Code", by van Rossum and Warsaw, at http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0008.html , which is dated July 5, 2001?
    BeliavskyBeliavsky
    Mar 10, 2004 at 7:12 pm
    Mar 17, 2004 at 7:22 pm
  • In thinking about PEP 318, I came across an idea that might be worth pursuing further. It goes deeper than PEP 318, so it would need its own PEP. The idea is to make 'def' and 'class' usable within ...
    Shane HathawayShane Hathaway
    Mar 24, 2004 at 9:58 pm
    Mar 27, 2004 at 12:58 am
  • This is my .02 as to why Python is excellent for academic use for upcoming CS graduates. Since I have been 14 I have been programming, mainly BASIC/VB/C/C++ so I was familiarized with basic ...
    AdonisAdonis
    Mar 4, 2004 at 2:11 am
    Mar 13, 2004 at 9:17 am
  • I am looking at learning Python, but I would like to know what its strengths and weaknesses are before I invest much time in learning it. My first thought is what is it good for programming, however ...
    Todd7Todd7
    Mar 1, 2004 at 2:11 am
    Mar 3, 2004 at 4:40 pm
  • I may be about to get flamed as some heretic against the ancient way..... but if assignment in conditional statements isn't possible.... why do we need to use '==' instead of just '=' for if and ...
    FuzzymanFuzzyman
    Mar 30, 2004 at 1:10 pm
    Apr 3, 2004 at 3:27 am
  • I am looking for open source 3D applications written primarily in Python. Not Python scripted, but rather, Python as the primary means of development, dropping to C++ or C only when necessary for ...
    Brandon J. Van EveryBrandon J. Van Every
    Mar 23, 2004 at 12:04 am
    Mar 31, 2004 at 4:28 pm
  • Hello, I would like to know the definition of type safe and whether Python can be considered as a type safe language. Similarly are Java, C# or C++ type safe? Regards, Srijit
    SrijitSrijit
    Mar 16, 2004 at 6:43 pm
    Mar 17, 2004 at 3:43 pm
  • Hi All, I am looking for alternatives to my current Linux OS, and am currently evaluating both FreeBSD and OpenBSD. Has anyone got a strong point for or against one of these OSes, specifically ...
    Patrick UseldingerPatrick Useldinger
    Mar 19, 2004 at 3:06 pm
    Mar 25, 2004 at 4:48 pm
  • Hi , I obtained this result : ------ True ------ with python2.2.3 and 2.3.3 . (Yes , in python 2.2 i get 1 instead of True) but ------ TypeError ------- and ----------------------------- 'x.__gt__(y) ...
    Nicola MingottiNicola Mingotti
    Mar 18, 2004 at 2:45 am
    Mar 19, 2004 at 9:03 am
  • Hey, I'm an experience programmer but new to Python. I'm doing a simple implementation of a field morphing techinique due to Beier and Neely (1992) and I have the simple case working in Python 2.3 - ...
    JasonJason
    Mar 18, 2004 at 5:43 pm
    Mar 24, 2004 at 3:32 pm
  • I have a problem that I would like to get some advice on from other Pythonistas. I currently manage a (soon to be) open source project for displaying molecular graphics for a variety of different ...
    Rick MullerRick Muller
    Mar 16, 2004 at 3:25 am
    Mar 17, 2004 at 11:24 pm
  • Hi, Does anyone know of a source code editor for python that has the following characteristics: 1) Freeware (desired) 2) Runs on Linux (required) 3) Syntax high lighting (required) 4) A separate ...
    Jim BensonJim Benson
    Mar 9, 2004 at 2:13 am
    Mar 11, 2004 at 11:08 am
  • Is there a Python implementation of Martin Richards benchmark Bench? Be interesting to add it to these www.lissett.com/ben/exp/bench1.htm
    Duncan LissettDuncan Lissett
    Mar 29, 2004 at 10:46 pm
    Apr 26, 2004 at 4:22 am
  • Hello! I have just started learning python and encountered a problem. All I wanted to do, was to open a text file search and count the number of occurances of a single word and print that count. ...
    DroogDroog
    Mar 18, 2004 at 2:53 am
    Mar 30, 2004 at 3:59 am
  • Today I tried to implement some sort of unit testing into my program for the first time, and must admit to being a little disillusioned with the process. Mainly, my issue is that in my program, the ...
    KylotanKylotan
    Mar 7, 2004 at 4:39 pm
    Mar 14, 2004 at 12:22 am
  • Ok, so here's the deal. some idoit wrote a perl script that executes a java program using the system command. the operating system was windows I decided to port the evil perl to lovely python. All ...
    Jon cJon c
    Mar 5, 2004 at 2:55 pm
    Mar 8, 2004 at 10:53 pm
  • I tested the following simple code: ----------------- from Tkinter import * class App: def __init__(self, master): frame = Frame(master) frame.pack() self.button = Button(frame, text="QUIT", ...
    Batista, FacundoBatista, Facundo
    Mar 11, 2004 at 5:50 pm
    Mar 16, 2004 at 6:53 am
  • Gadfly looks like an interesting database system for python. I am working on a couple of projects that may benefit from using a database (on the other hand, these days - is there really aproblem with ...
    FuzzymanFuzzyman
    Mar 4, 2004 at 9:24 am
    Mar 12, 2004 at 1:50 pm
  • This is just a trial balloon. It isn't even in proper PEP format yet. Don't take it too personally! Pre-pep for a show() built-in function. This pre-PEP describes a replacement for the Python print ...
    Paul PrescodPaul Prescod
    Mar 8, 2004 at 12:57 am
    Mar 18, 2004 at 10:56 pm
  • Hi I would like to replace accentuel chars (like "?", "?" or "?") with non accetued ones ("?" - "e", "?" - "e", "?" - "a"). I have tried string.replace method, but it seems dislike non ascii chars... ...
    Nicolas BouillonNicolas Bouillon
    Mar 15, 2004 at 11:45 pm
    Mar 18, 2004 at 9:38 am
  • I am starting to learn Python but I want to know how the job market looks for programming using Python. I really don't see many jobs (probably one or two) that require Python experience at all. Most ...
    KbassKbass
    Mar 13, 2004 at 11:44 pm
    Mar 16, 2004 at 10:42 pm
  • Hi, I know the python community is not very receptive towards extending the python syntax. Nevertheless I'd like to make a suggestion and hear your pro and cons. I want so suggest a concatenation ...
    Uwe MayerUwe Mayer
    Mar 11, 2004 at 11:38 am
    Mar 12, 2004 at 3:12 pm
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