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  • Sorry but there is no another way, c# .net and mono are going to rip python, not because python is a bad lenguage, but because is to darn old and it refuses to innovate things, to fix wrong things, ...
    Sep 19, 2004 at 9:58 pm
    Oct 5, 2004 at 8:34 pm
  • I'm a fan of Greg Ewing's PyGUI [1]. I used it to code a simple game for my son [2], and enjoyed it. Programming with wxPython feels like programming with a C++ tool that has been wrapped in Python. ...
    Zooko O'WhielacronxZooko O'Whielacronx
    Sep 14, 2004 at 4:49 pm
    Oct 15, 2004 at 1:03 pm
  • In python 2.3 (IDLE 1.0.3) running under windows 95, I get the following types of errors whenever I do simple arithmetic: 1st example: 20.399999999999999 0.90000000000000013 2nd example(no errors ...
    Radioactive ManRadioactive Man
    Sep 18, 2004 at 4:50 pm
    Sep 27, 2004 at 5:49 pm
  • Hi all, I promise this is not a troll... Really, it's embarassing, because this is one Engineer that DID take a Numerical Analysis course, and from William Kahan, no less, and I still don't really ...
    Chris BarkerChris Barker
    Sep 21, 2004 at 7:25 am
    Sep 26, 2004 at 9:09 am
  • Hi, I'm trying to write a Python function that parses an expression and builds a function tree from it (recursively). During parsing, lambda functions for the the terms and sub-expressions are ...
    Oliver FrommeOliver Fromme
    Sep 16, 2004 at 2:07 pm
    Oct 15, 2004 at 8:56 am
  • While this post is primarily off-topic, I'm using Python to test ideas, and hopefully, to develop a prototype for the project. I've noticed that this group is frequented by some of the finer minds in ...
    Richard HansonRichard Hanson
    Sep 23, 2004 at 2:46 am
    Sep 29, 2004 at 7:29 am
  • Oh well. A mailing list is not the most appropriate place for rants (a blog is better), but it's still better than keeping it for myself. I'm frustrated. My search for a good IDE to support my ...
    Carlos RibeiroCarlos Ribeiro
    Sep 13, 2004 at 8:10 pm
    Nov 4, 2004 at 11:23 am
  • Hi, Why is that a tuple doesnt have the methods 'count' and 'index'? It seems they could be present on a immutable object. I realise its easy enough to convert the tuple to a list and do this, I'm ...
    Will McGuganWill McGugan
    Sep 2, 2004 at 4:29 pm
    Sep 7, 2004 at 6:32 am
  • I just read the changes for 2.4 and while scanning the list the past tense built-ins got my attention: sorted() - a new builtin sorted() acts like an in-place list.sort() but can be used in ...
    Marco AschwandenMarco Aschwanden
    Sep 3, 2004 at 1:10 pm
    Sep 9, 2004 at 4:41 pm
  • Hello, is it that my know-how to use Google is insufficient or... ...does really noone use Python for industrial control applications? At least I didn't manage to find any publicly available modules ...
    Wolfgang KellerWolfgang Keller
    Sep 30, 2004 at 3:36 pm
    Mar 24, 2014 at 10:43 am
  • I feel like this has probably been answered before, but I couldn't find something quite like it in the archives. Feel free to point me somewhere if you know where this has already been answered. I ...
    Steven BethardSteven Bethard
    Sep 23, 2004 at 5:25 pm
    Oct 2, 2004 at 5:45 pm
  • Reading PEP-3000, one proposed change caught my attention. I've checked the Python Wiki, and here it is: - Raise an exception when making comparisons between two incongruent types (other than ...
    Carlos RibeiroCarlos Ribeiro
    Sep 21, 2004 at 4:50 pm
    Sep 23, 2004 at 3:36 pm
  • Since i saw a post about a troll saying python doesnt have good ides(not true) , i would like to say that python has the best ide ever! and i challenge emacs,vim users who dont believe in the power ...
    Sep 21, 2004 at 12:33 pm
    Sep 28, 2004 at 6:52 am
  • Hello there, I have been on and off learning to code (with python being the second language I have worked on after a bit of BASIC). What I really want to know is, if you are going to actually write a ...
    Nick EvansNick Evans
    Sep 3, 2004 at 9:29 pm
    Sep 8, 2004 at 1:53 pm
  • I would like to write a metaclass which would allow me to overload names in the definition of its instances, like this class Foo(object): __metaclass__ = OverloadingClass att = 1 att = 3 def ...
    Jacek GenerowiczJacek Generowicz
    Sep 27, 2004 at 11:33 am
    Sep 30, 2004 at 3:46 am
  • Does anyone know of an existing package that provides microthreads, other than Stackless Python? I would like to be able to provide microthreads in my Candygram package, but I'm not interested in ...
    Michael HobbsMichael Hobbs
    Sep 10, 2004 at 6:48 pm
    Sep 28, 2004 at 1:54 am
  • Hello all. I'm in the process of writing a business app in Python. (defining business app: data entry, validation, interactive reports, etc). For my purposes, it must be a native app (wxWidgets, GTK ...
    Carlos RibeiroCarlos Ribeiro
    Sep 3, 2004 at 7:14 pm
    Sep 30, 2004 at 9:42 pm
  • Hi, I remembered reading a MSc thesis about compiling Perl to Java bytecodes (as in java class files). At least, it seems that someone had compiled scheme to java class files quite successfully. I'm ...
    Maurice LINGMaurice LING
    Sep 2, 2004 at 5:42 am
    Sep 13, 2004 at 1:20 pm
  • For the first time, I have been bitten by Python. The below code produces the results: False True when I initially expected the results: False False It took me a while to work out that default ...
    Simon WittberSimon Wittber
    Sep 24, 2004 at 7:55 am
    Oct 5, 2004 at 9:21 pm
  • I'm designing a web portal for universities (a free software, by/for students thing), and I'm considering including an electronic voting component. The site is cute, but I'd like the internet voting ...
    Greg SteffensenGreg Steffensen
    Sep 10, 2004 at 3:31 am
    Sep 26, 2004 at 5:48 pm
  • Hi, Just wondering if there were any plans (or existing projects) similar to Java webstart for Python. I think this would be a boon for python. I would love to start my new project using Python but ...
    Sep 17, 2004 at 11:43 am
    Sep 21, 2004 at 4:12 am
  • I was very surprised to discover that True How can these two objects be considered equal? Is there a *general* way to test for date != datetime as well as 4.5 != 4.6? Donnal Walter Arkansas ...
    Donnal WalterDonnal Walter
    Sep 14, 2004 at 11:52 am
    Sep 17, 2004 at 12:43 am
  • Hi! "Python Essential Reference" - 2nd Ed, on P. 47 states that a string format can include "*" for a field width (no restrictions noted); yet... ' 2' Now, with a mapping.... These work as ...
    Pierre FortinPierre Fortin
    Sep 9, 2004 at 6:06 pm
    Sep 11, 2004 at 10:16 am
  • I encourage feedback from all parties and especially those which would like to be directly involved (I may include you in the grant proposal and budget). Send me your comments! ------- Project ...
    Bishara GabrielBishara Gabriel
    Sep 29, 2004 at 3:37 pm
    Oct 7, 2004 at 12:59 am
  • Hi, I have (my son has!) implemented protection against multiple instances causing havoc by creating a directory. This fails if it exists and thus in a single instruction one gets both the acquire ...
    Nigel KingNigel King
    Sep 29, 2004 at 5:38 pm
    Sep 30, 2004 at 6:32 pm
  • excuse my ignorance. I cannot get this simple program to calculate the formula. The error message is unsupported operand type(s) str. I know the data that I'm reading from the file is a string but I ...
    Sep 21, 2004 at 7:58 pm
    Sep 28, 2004 at 1:03 pm
  • Is there any benefit to Pickle over YAML? Given that Pickle is insecure, wouldn't it make more sense to support a secure serialization format, one that's even readable to boot, such as YAML? There's ...
    Chris S.Chris S.
    Sep 18, 2004 at 4:20 am
    Sep 22, 2004 at 8:38 pm
  • hi! is it possible to change your MAC address from a program? Can i do that using Python? thanks cheers ---------------------------------------------------------------- This message was sent using ...
    Sep 20, 2004 at 6:51 am
    Sep 21, 2004 at 5:03 pm
  • WxInter is a drop-in replacement for TkInter, providing user-transparent wxPython-based replacements for each and every part of the Tkinter class library. Because wxPython can do anything that the ...
    Ed SuominenEd Suominen
    Sep 6, 2004 at 10:55 pm
    Sep 15, 2004 at 12:05 am
  • You are all a bunch of worthless motherfuckers! = Sharon expects the printer within hers and actually looks. Why will you grasp the ugly worthwhile onions before Satam does? Many proud cats over the ...
    Amanita, Love EweAmanita, Love Ewe
    Sep 1, 2004 at 9:59 pm
    Sep 10, 2004 at 1:05 pm
  • Can someone point me to the documentation on what's supposed to happen when you use the "for x in X:" syntax when X does not have an __iter__ method? I know that the code: ... def __len__(self): ...
    Steven BethardSteven Bethard
    Sep 4, 2004 at 6:18 pm
    Sep 8, 2004 at 4:23 am
  • Hi, I'm writing an application that needs to know if an Internet connection is available. Basically, I want to have something similar to what a lot of email clients have, where the app can work ...
    Cliff WellsCliff Wells
    Sep 19, 2004 at 7:18 am
    Jan 24, 2005 at 4:17 am
  • # here is the problem I ran into: class foo: def __init__(self, host): self.f() self.r = True def f(self): if self.r: #<do something pass else: #<do something else pass f = foo("1234") #here is the ...
    Elbert LevElbert Lev
    Sep 28, 2004 at 4:56 pm
    Sep 30, 2004 at 3:18 am
  • Hi all. I'm trying to write a program that: 1) Ask me what file I want to count number of lines in, and then counts the lines and writes the answear out. 2) I made the first part like this: in_file = ...
    Ling LeeLing Lee
    Sep 20, 2004 at 1:18 pm
    Sep 23, 2004 at 9:28 pm
  • I was trying to take a list of files in a directory and remove all but the ".dbf" files. I used the following to try to remove the items, but they would not remove. Any help would be greatly ...
    Stan CookStan Cook
    Sep 8, 2004 at 3:59 am
    Sep 9, 2004 at 9:25 pm
  • Hi All, Could someone help me out with this? items = ('a', 'b', 'c', 'd') items + 1 = ( 'b', 'c', 'd', 'a') items + 2 = ( 'c', 'd', 'a', 'b') items + 3 = ( 'd', 'a', 'b', 'c') trans = 1 list = ('a', ...
    M. CliftM. Clift
    Sep 30, 2004 at 3:11 am
    Oct 1, 2004 at 4:29 pm
  • Is there any reason python's printf-style formatting is missing the (C99) '%a' specifier? I'm sorry if this has been asked and answered before; I can't find it on google ('%a' is a very awkward thing ...
    John LentonJohn Lenton
    Sep 7, 2004 at 6:29 pm
    Sep 9, 2004 at 3:19 am
  • Can anyone explain the logic behind the behavior of list slicing with negative strides? For example: [9,8] I found this result very surprising, and would just like to see the rules written down ...
    David AbrahamsDavid Abrahams
    Sep 1, 2004 at 5:41 pm
    Sep 3, 2004 at 6:11 am
  • I commonly use code like this try: # call optional method myobj.method() except AttributeError: # no biggie pass Occasionally I use pylint, which is a good tool, but in the above snippet pylint will ...
    Sep 9, 2004 at 4:26 pm
    Sep 10, 2004 at 8:12 am
  • I used Py2exe to compile my script( I use XP). The compiled script works OK on my XP where Python is installed. But when I install the compiled exe to another computer, os.system causes the following ...
    Sep 28, 2004 at 10:00 am
    Oct 15, 2004 at 2:50 pm
  • Hi I want to dynamically generate a graph in python that would be displayable on a web page. What would be the best way to do this? The reason I want to do this, is because I am making a program to ...
    Tim HendersonTim Henderson
    Sep 30, 2004 at 2:18 pm
    Oct 6, 2004 at 11:15 pm
  • So I need to do something like: for i in range(len(l)): for j in range(i+1, len(l)): # do something with (l[i], l[j]) where I get all pairs of items in a list (where I'm thinking of pairs as sets, ...
    Steven BethardSteven Bethard
    Sep 28, 2004 at 8:34 pm
    Sep 29, 2004 at 5:16 pm
  • Hi, Is there any Python library for accessing MS SQL server from a Linux machine? Either open source or commerical one will do for me. Regards, - Joe --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. ...
    Joe WongJoe Wong
    Sep 23, 2004 at 8:09 am
    Sep 28, 2004 at 7:42 am
  • What module is most recommended for accessing Sybase from Python? This one: http://www.object-craft.com.au/projects/sybase/sybase/ ? Also, is there any module that provides a generic DB API and can ...
    David RysdamDavid Rysdam
    Sep 23, 2004 at 6:50 pm
    Sep 27, 2004 at 4:41 am
  • I've been trying to find a good regex to parse emails, but haven't found any to my liking. I basically need to have ( r'[a-z0-9\.\-\_]@[a-z0-9\.\-\_]', re.IGNORECASE ) but the first part can't start ...
    Josh CloseJosh Close
    Sep 21, 2004 at 3:03 pm
    Sep 22, 2004 at 10:28 pm
  • I'm working with an outside "partner" to whom I want to send messages (I want my app to send messages to his server/receiver). He requests that I use UDP and an "industry standard" for formatting the ...
    Bill SeitzBill Seitz
    Sep 10, 2004 at 1:44 am
    Sep 16, 2004 at 1:50 pm
  • Instead of me arbitrarily assigning a high port number to a variable, is it possible to check for ports that are unused and then randomly assign one of them to a variable? Something like this is what ...
    Brad TilleyBrad Tilley
    Sep 13, 2004 at 8:31 pm
    Sep 15, 2004 at 5:24 pm
  • Hello. I'm trying to write a small program that lets you put in a number as an integer and then it tells you the textuel representation of the number. Like if your input is 42, it will say four two. ...
    Ling LeeLing Lee
    Sep 28, 2004 at 1:28 pm
    Sep 29, 2004 at 2:44 am
  • Can python close a web-browser window it opened itself? The window in question will be displaying a webpage that resides on the local computer, which is running Windows 98. Knowing a way to do this ...
    Elaine JacksonElaine Jackson
    Sep 12, 2004 at 8:24 am
    Sep 27, 2004 at 8:10 pm
  • I'm sure this is a really dumb question, but how do you detect a variable type in Python? For example, I want to know if the variable "a" is a list of strings or a single string. How do I do this?
    Sep 22, 2004 at 7:24 pm
    Sep 25, 2004 at 10:19 pm
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