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  • As we are addressing the "warts" in Python to be fixed in Prothon, we have come upon the mutable default parameter problem. For those unfamiliar with the problem, it can be seen in this Prothon code ...
    Mark HahnMark Hahn
    Jun 15, 2004 at 10:07 pm
    Jun 29, 2004 at 7:58 am
  • Are we looking at the scripting world through Python colored glasses? Has Python development been sleeping while the world of scripting languages has passed us Pythonista's by? On Saturday Slashdot ...
    Richard JamesRichard James
    Jun 13, 2004 at 8:34 pm
    Jun 24, 2004 at 1:53 pm
  • Yes, it's a silly question, but given how far we have come, why is it that a natural looking, easy to read, incredibly powerful language has appeared only recently, from a tech standpoint? I can't ...
    Jun 2, 2004 at 10:49 pm
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  • i'm new to python and i was wondering what editors people prefer to use and why.
    Jun 26, 2004 at 8:31 am
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  • A question that has bothered me ever since looking at python the first time is that not everything evaluates to something. I am wondering what is the reason for this. Would making everying evaluate ...
    Jim NewtonJim Newton
    Jun 5, 2004 at 11:27 am
    Jun 17, 2004 at 6:48 am
  • Hello i want to write a commerical small tool that must access a MySQL database but i can't afford the License Fee for the original MySQL driver. In the Ruby world there exist a small but working ...
    Lothar ScholzLothar Scholz
    Jun 28, 2004 at 6:30 pm
    Jul 2, 2004 at 8:30 am
  • Hi all-- I'm new to Python, and was somewhat taken aback to discover that the core language lacks some basic numerical types (e.g., single-precision float, short integers). I realize that there are ...
    Matt FeinsteinMatt Feinstein
    Jun 16, 2004 at 1:59 pm
    Jul 26, 2004 at 4:04 pm
  • I'm planning to start on a fairly large web application, most likely using mod_python. I recently wrote a fairly small (but real-world useful) web app with it, and all of those req.write()s made for ...
    Leif K-BrooksLeif K-Brooks
    Jun 18, 2004 at 8:43 pm
    Jul 2, 2004 at 10:58 pm
  • According to latest news the largest known prime is: 2**24036583 - 1 (right?) Do someone of you know how long would it take on a 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 machine to write a _decimal_ form (hexadecimal form ...
    Claudio GrondiClaudio Grondi
    Jun 10, 2004 at 11:30 pm
    Jun 17, 2004 at 3:11 am
  • Hi, does anybody knows a really good Python reference? It is not the matter if it is online or a book, if it is in english or german. Because the official one from www.python.org is really bad. :-( ...
    Reiner BlockReiner Block
    Jun 3, 2004 at 5:50 pm
    Jun 10, 2004 at 12:44 am
  • Total beginners sometimes don't realize that questions such as yours have been asked repeatedly, many times, in the past. Searching Google Groups (http://groups.google.com) for such discussions in ...
    Peter HansenPeter Hansen
    Jun 5, 2004 at 3:32 am
    Jun 11, 2004 at 6:59 pm
  • Announcing the final v1 release of HTMLTemplate; best damn HTML templating system evar, or yer money back. Enjoy! :) http://freespace.virgin.net/hamish.sanderson/htmltemplate.html
    Jun 1, 2004 at 2:19 pm
    Jun 11, 2004 at 9:39 am
  • Hi, It seems a lot of people are not aware that a Python Magazine exists. Visit: http://www.pyzine.com to see what we are publishing this quarter and check out our free articles to see what kind of ...
    Jun 25, 2004 at 12:52 pm
    Jun 30, 2004 at 4:33 am
  • [ I'm not really sure of the etiquette of the python-dev list, so I think I'll play "safe" and post this thought here... I know some of the developers do look here, and Guido's comment (before ...
    Michael SparksMichael Sparks
    Jun 15, 2004 at 12:04 am
    Jun 26, 2004 at 12:58 am
  • hi all, does anyone know what print does if there is no __str__ method? i'm trying ot override the __repr__. If anyone can give me some advice it would be great to have. I have defined a lisp-like ...
    Jim NewtonJim Newton
    Jun 7, 2004 at 9:21 pm
    Jun 9, 2004 at 1:21 pm
  • Is there any metaclass trick or something similar to allow anonymous code blocks? I'd like to be able to let users do something like this fictitious example: b = Button() b.OnClick =: print "you ...
    Doug HoltonDoug Holton
    Jun 25, 2004 at 10:51 pm
    Jun 26, 2004 at 12:27 pm
  • Well, after years of teaching grade 12 students c++, I've decided to make a switch to Python. Why? * interactive mode for learning * less fussing with edit - compile - link - run - debug - edit - ...
    Mediocre PersonMediocre Person
    Jun 12, 2004 at 3:22 am
    Jun 26, 2004 at 2:02 am
  • My friend sent me an email asking this: I wasn't able to give him an afirmative answer because I've never used python for things like this. I just spent the last while looking on google and haven't ...
    Matthew ThorleyMatthew Thorley
    Jun 3, 2004 at 6:18 am
    Jun 5, 2004 at 8:11 pm
  • I've been programming in Python for about 2 years. I think it offers the best combination of simplicity and power of any language I have explored. As I write more and larger and complex programs, I ...
    Randall SmithRandall Smith
    Jun 16, 2004 at 6:06 am
    Jun 23, 2004 at 10:50 am
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    System AttendantSystem Attendant
    Jun 10, 2004 at 2:46 pm
    Jun 24, 2004 at 3:56 am
  • How can one view the contents of a queue? I'd like to verify that the queue has the same number of objects as the list that has been put into it. Also, should one think of a queue as static or ...
    Bart NessuxBart Nessux
    Jun 17, 2004 at 8:39 pm
    Jun 23, 2004 at 7:09 pm
  • I'm trying to have some scripts run periodically on Windows XP and found the "Task Scheduler" did not execute my scripts. My scripts are of the form scriptName.py, and will run just by invoking that ...
    Eric @ ZomethingEric @ Zomething
    Jun 20, 2004 at 10:02 pm
    Jul 2, 2004 at 7:29 pm
  • I've looked at a few alternatives for encryption with Python, and didn't come up anything very speedy. I've written an encryption algorithm in pure Python that can process 22 megs of data a second. I ...
    Jun 23, 2004 at 3:26 am
    Jun 25, 2004 at 3:57 pm
  • Hi all I noticed something interesting while testing some RAII concepts ported from C++ in Python. I haven't managed to find any information about it on the web, hence this post. The problem is that ...
    David TurnerDavid Turner
    Jun 7, 2004 at 2:51 pm
    Jun 10, 2004 at 8:22 am
  • I was looking through my old emails, and ran across this in a signature: """ ----------------------- <--------------------------- When cryptography becomes illegal, jkdf ertjgdd wer k opogl ssfd! """ ...
    Timo VirkkalaTimo Virkkala
    Jun 1, 2004 at 11:39 am
    Jun 4, 2004 at 9:04 am
  • I have a routine that I really need, but it slows down processing significantly. Can you spot any ineffeciencies in the code? This code makes a critical function of mine run about 7x slower than ...
    Jun 27, 2004 at 6:22 pm
    Jun 29, 2004 at 6:29 am
  • When I define a function in the body of a loop, why doesn't the function "close" on the loop vairable? See example below. Thanks, Alex C:\Documents and Settings\Alexander May python Python 2.3.3 ...
    Alexander MayAlexander May
    Jun 7, 2004 at 3:27 am
    Jun 17, 2004 at 7:27 am
  • I love Python, but I'm less than in love with IDLE. It's OK, but it really doesn't have enough capabilities. What I consider critical, are a popdown listing of all my functions, colored syntax ...
    Jun 13, 2004 at 7:46 am
    Jun 16, 2004 at 6:51 pm
  • Sorry to bovver you again (again) here's script. I still can't see why the get_payload() doesn't produce the plain text message body of an emails in the testwwws users mailbox. As you can see I have ...
    Chuck AmadiChuck Amadi
    Jun 7, 2004 at 4:20 pm
    Jun 9, 2004 at 2:19 pm
  • Can users with international keyboards tell me if they have problems typing the left-quote ( ` ) character? It isn't used much in Python but we are thinking of giving it a slightly more important ...
    Mark HahnMark Hahn
    Jun 6, 2004 at 8:52 pm
    Jun 8, 2004 at 10:04 am
  • Pythonic Nirvana - towards a true Object Oriented Environment ============================================================= IPython (by Francois Pinard) recently (next release - changes are still in ...
    Ville VainioVille Vainio
    Jun 29, 2004 at 2:03 pm
    Jul 4, 2004 at 6:07 pm
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    System AttendantSystem Attendant
    Jun 10, 2004 at 2:20 pm
    Jun 24, 2004 at 10:22 am
  • Doing an independent study with Dave Beazley this quarter, Atul Varma has written a C compiler on his own in Python. It generates annotated x86 assembly code from arbitrary C files. Quoting Atul's ...
    Tim FreemanTim Freeman
    Jun 3, 2004 at 4:32 am
    Jun 7, 2004 at 12:07 am
  • I have a multiple disptacher which, conceptually, looks something like this: class Multimethod: def __init__(self): self.methods = {} def __call__(self, *args): return self.methods[tuple(map(type, ...
    Jacek GenerowiczJacek Generowicz
    Jun 3, 2004 at 12:35 pm
    Jun 6, 2004 at 6:47 am
  • How important do people think Python 1.5 compatibility is? For some of my projects I've strived to keep it compatible with 1.5 (at least for the portions of the applications that actually would work ...
    Erik Max FrancisErik Max Francis
    Jun 28, 2004 at 9:50 pm
    Jul 8, 2004 at 3:51 pm
  • Hi, this is a little strange. All I'm trying to do is ftp a 'dbf' file - but the file is corrupt after the transfer. 1. the freeBSD 4.4 is a couple of years old using: Python 2.1.1 (#1, Sep 13 2001, ...
    John fabianiJohn fabiani
    Jun 30, 2004 at 1:34 am
    Jul 2, 2004 at 4:23 pm
  • Hi group, I've become interested in Python a while ago and just converted a simple perl script to python. The script is very simple, it generates a list of found virusses from some maillog files for ...
    Jun 3, 2004 at 2:33 pm
    Jun 13, 2004 at 1:15 am
  • Hello Python-Fans, A few months in the past, I learned the Python language and was very pleased of it. I have now written many scripts for myself and this opinion stayed, not to say, it became more ...
    Thomas ReicheltThomas Reichelt
    Jun 30, 2004 at 10:44 am
    Jul 10, 2004 at 4:34 am
  • Folks, This is my first Python project so please bear with me. I need to download data from Yahoo Finance in CSV format. The symbols are provided in a text file, and the project details are included ...
    Dan robertsDan roberts
    Jun 30, 2004 at 2:38 am
    Jul 6, 2004 at 10:17 pm
  • Hi, I love Python! I've been using it for a couple of years now and have found it to be a highly productive language. I evangelize it to my developer friends and am probably responsible for the sale ...
    Alexander MayAlexander May
    Jun 29, 2004 at 3:20 pm
    Jun 29, 2004 at 8:36 pm
  • Is it true that joining the string elements of a list is faster than concatenating them via the '+' operator? "".join(['a', 'b', 'c']) vs 'a'+'b'+'c' If so, can anyone explain why? \\ jonas galvez // ...
    Jonas GalvezJonas Galvez
    Jun 18, 2004 at 11:40 pm
    Jun 28, 2004 at 10:46 am
  • What is the easiest/fastest way to build a dictionary from a list? The list contains 100,000 entries. Thanks, Bart
    Bart NessuxBart Nessux
    Jun 16, 2004 at 1:29 pm
    Jun 17, 2004 at 5:31 pm
  • Hello, I'm using MetaClasses to create classes. How do I make these new classes "globally" available? I probably just have to assign them to something magic, but I can't seem to figure out which one. ...
    Jean-François DoyonJean-François Doyon
    Jun 16, 2004 at 4:28 am
    Jun 17, 2004 at 8:17 am
  • Hello all, If I need to read a string from a file and use syntax like: text = open(filename, 'r').read() ... is the file object ever closed? With best regards, Sergey
    Sergey KrushinskySergey Krushinsky
    Jun 11, 2004 at 7:59 am
    Jun 14, 2004 at 5:36 pm
  • (sorry for the duplicate post, just wanted to make the subject line clearer) How do you set up pdb such that you will automatically get dropped into its prompt if an unanticipated exception occurs in ...
    Jon PerezJon Perez
    Jun 9, 2004 at 7:04 am
    Jun 14, 2004 at 11:57 am
  • Does it make sense to use doc strings rather than #-comments for a standalone Python app? If the classes aren't going to be re-used or imported, do they need them?
    Jun 8, 2004 at 10:00 pm
    Jun 10, 2004 at 1:48 pm
  • Greetings, Q: Is there some way to gracefully suspend a python app for a second or so then resume? I could write the classic basic dumb loop-tenzillion-times delay, but that seems inelegant, and ...
    Jun 30, 2004 at 10:48 pm
    Jul 5, 2004 at 1:40 pm
  • [Python 2.3.3, x86 linux] I had developed the habit of using the neat python form: if someinstance: someinstance.memb() because it seems cleaner than "if someinstance is not None". {please no flames ...
    George youngGeorge young
    Jun 25, 2004 at 3:37 pm
    Jul 1, 2004 at 4:32 am
  • In referring to my copy of the python bible, it tells me I can't use all three items 'try' except and finally. I can use the t/f or t/e combinations though What combination can i use if i want to ...
    David StockwellDavid Stockwell
    Jun 17, 2004 at 5:47 pm
    Jun 28, 2004 at 12:59 pm
  • I was looking for a way to speed up detecting invalid characters in my TCP string, and thought of yet another use for the translate function! If you were to 'translate out' the bad characters, and ...
    Jun 24, 2004 at 6:45 am
    Jun 25, 2004 at 8:29 am
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