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  • Dear All, In Python what is equivalent to goto statement regards, praba
    Praba karPraba kar
    Apr 20, 2005 at 9:23 am
    Apr 28, 2005 at 9:02 pm
  • http://python.org/doc/2.4.1/lib/module-re.html http://python.org/doc/2.4.1/lib/node114.html --------- QUOTE The module defines several functions, constants, and an exception. Some of the functions ...
    Xah LeeXah Lee
    Apr 12, 2005 at 10:25 am
    May 13, 2005 at 4:28 pm
  • For the riddles' lovers among you, you are most invited to take part in the Python Challenge, the first python programming riddle on the net. You are invited to take part in it at: ...
    Apr 29, 2005 at 8:38 pm
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  • Many people I know ask why Python does slicing the way it does..... Can anyone /please/ give me a good defense/justification??? I'm referring to why mystring[:4] gives me elements 0, 1, 2 and 3 but ...
    Apr 20, 2005 at 5:58 am
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  • Is anyone capable of providing Python advantages over PHP if there are any? Cheers, L.
    Apr 23, 2005 at 11:14 am
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  • Shriram Krishnamurthi has just announced the following elsewhere; it might be of interest to c.l.s, c.l.f, and c.l.p: http://list.cs.brown.edu/pipermail/plt-scheme/2005-April/008382.html The Fate Of ...
    Daniel SilvaDaniel Silva
    Apr 1, 2005 at 7:18 am
    Apr 7, 2005 at 10:38 pm
  • I need to figure out how to compute pi to base 12, to as many digits as possible. I found this reference, <http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Base.html , but I really don't understand it well enough. Could ...
    Dick MooresDick Moores
    Apr 13, 2005 at 9:06 am
    Apr 18, 2005 at 10:55 pm
  • Read through python site for programming tool, really plenty of choices :-) (For c++, I just can't breath with very very limited choices) Tried Spe, it come with wxGlade built-in very nice(is Spe ...
    Apr 27, 2005 at 1:16 pm
    May 3, 2005 at 2:44 pm
  • I've been using python to write a simple 'launcher' for one of our Java applications for quite a while now. I recently updated it to use python 2.4, and all seemed well. Today, one of my colleagues ...
    Michael KearnsMichael Kearns
    Apr 11, 2005 at 3:32 pm
    Apr 25, 2005 at 10:30 am
  • To All: Folks, I need your help. I have a friend who claims that if I write: foo = 5 then foo is NOT a variable, necessarily. If you guys can define for me what a variable is and what qualifications ...
    Richard BlackwoodRichard Blackwood
    Apr 24, 2005 at 2:20 am
    Apr 25, 2005 at 3:26 pm
  • When not using the interactive prompt, what are you using? I keep hearing everyone say Emacs, but I can't understand it at all. I keep trying to learn and understand why so many seem to like it ...
    Apr 5, 2005 at 6:22 pm
    Apr 14, 2005 at 4:13 am
  • I've used the standard unittest (pyunit) module on a few projects in the past and have always thought it basicly worked fine but was just a little too complicated for what it did. I'm starting a new ...
    Roy SmithRoy Smith
    Apr 1, 2005 at 2:04 am
    Apr 6, 2005 at 5:19 pm
  • Here is a pre-PEP for what I call "suite-based keyword arguments". The mechanism described here is intended to act as a complement to thunks. Please let me know what you think. Suite-Based Keyword ...
    Brian SabbeyBrian Sabbey
    Apr 15, 2005 at 11:45 pm
    Apr 19, 2005 at 5:02 am
  • Hi, I've been using Python for about 2 years now, for my honours project and now my postgrad project. I must say that I am loving it more and more now. From my knowledge, Python bytecodes are not ...
    Maurice LINGMaurice LING
    Apr 24, 2005 at 10:19 am
    Apr 30, 2005 at 9:40 pm
  • I was messing around in google looking for the available python form validation modules when i found this: http://www.jorendorff.com/articles/python/path/, and i realized that is very similar to my ...
    Apr 8, 2005 at 9:15 am
    Apr 11, 2005 at 9:51 pm
  • Hi all, I am new to programming, already have a glace on introduction of c++, java and finally decided on python. But I found that the .py file is just like the source file, how can I make a program ...
    Apr 26, 2005 at 11:04 pm
    May 1, 2005 at 1:16 pm
  • Hi, I am interested in regular expressions and how Perl and Python compare. Particulary, I am interested in performance (i.e. speed), memory usage, flexibility, completeness (i.e. supports simple and ...
    Apr 21, 2005 at 2:01 pm
    Apr 26, 2005 at 5:17 am
  • I was having some difficulty figuring out just what was going on with decorators. So after a considerable amount of experimenting I was able to take one apart in a way. It required me to take a ...
    Apr 2, 2005 at 2:29 pm
    Apr 6, 2005 at 1:07 am
  • Is there any way to get regexes to work on non-string/unicode objects. I would like to split large files by regex and it seems relatively hard to do so without having the whole file in memory. Even ...
    Robin BeckerRobin Becker
    Apr 25, 2005 at 3:01 pm
    Apr 29, 2005 at 9:33 am
  • Here is a first draft of a PEP for thunks. Please let me know what you think. If there is a positive response, I will create a real PEP. I made a patch that implements thunks as described here. It is ...
    Brian SabbeyBrian Sabbey
    Apr 15, 2005 at 11:44 pm
    Apr 20, 2005 at 3:24 pm
  • Supercomputer and encryption and compression @ rate of 96% Take a document then or a 3D matrix document change it two random or binary code or just a program for 0's and 1's and fold it over and over ...
    Apr 14, 2005 at 9:27 am
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  • I want to parse a very large (2.4 gig) XML file (bioinformatics ofcourse :)) But I have no clue how to do that. Most things I see read the entire xml file at once. That isn't going to work here ...
    Willem LigtenbergWillem Ligtenberg
    Apr 16, 2005 at 1:24 pm
    Apr 23, 2005 at 4:16 pm
  • Hi, I've been looking into ways of creating singleton objects. With Python2.3 I usually used a module-level variable and a factory function to implement singleton objects. With Python2.4 I was ...
    Uwe MayerUwe Mayer
    Apr 11, 2005 at 3:26 pm
    Apr 13, 2005 at 4:28 am
  • Hello I need to build table which need searching data which needs more power then dictionary or list in python, can anyone help me what kind of database suitable for python light and easy to learn. ...
    Apr 11, 2005 at 5:32 am
    Apr 14, 2005 at 10:46 pm
  • Are there any plans in the near future to support PDF files in Python as thoroughly and completely as Perl does? http://cpan.uwinnipeg.ca/search?query=pdf&mode=dist I love Python's clean syntax and ...
    Apr 25, 2005 at 1:23 pm
    Apr 27, 2005 at 11:09 pm
  • Ok, we've added list comprehensions to the language, and seen that they were good. We've added generator expressions to the language, and seen that they were good as well. I'm left a bit confused, ...
    Mike MeyerMike Meyer
    Apr 25, 2005 at 5:28 am
    Apr 27, 2005 at 2:07 am
  • Hi All, I am Windows Systems Administrator(planning to migrate to Linux administration in near future), I have occassionally written few batch files and Vbscripts to automate my tasks. Now I have ...
    Kanthi Kiran NarisettiKanthi Kiran Narisetti
    Apr 11, 2005 at 9:08 pm
    Apr 14, 2005 at 6:24 am
  • re: 4.2.1 Regular Expression Syntax http://docs.python.org/lib/re-syntax.html *?, +?, ?? Adding "?" after the qualifier makes it perform the match in non-greedy or minimal fashion; as few characters ...
    Apr 3, 2005 at 3:47 pm
    Apr 6, 2005 at 10:12 pm
  • Hi all... I think wxPython is much better than PyGTK. First of all, PyGTK needs the GTK runtime installed, whereas wxPython is entirely Python's modules, so It facilitates the apps' distribution. ...
    Apr 25, 2005 at 3:56 pm
    Apr 28, 2005 at 3:41 am
  • I have been developing a python module for Markov chain Monte Carlo estimation, in which I frequently compare variable values with a very large number, that I arbitrarily define as: inf = 1e10000 ...
    Chris FonnesbeckChris Fonnesbeck
    Apr 7, 2005 at 7:48 pm
    Apr 8, 2005 at 10:51 pm
  • Hi, Thanks again for all the helping me understand the details of decorators. I put together a class to create decorators that could make them a lot easier to use. It still has a few glitches in it ...
    Apr 4, 2005 at 8:02 pm
    Apr 6, 2005 at 9:19 pm
  • Dear All, I am new to Python. I want to know how to work with ternary operator in Python. I cannot find any ternary operator in Python. So Kindly clear my doubt regarding this Yahoo! Messenger Show ...
    Praba karPraba kar
    Apr 1, 2005 at 7:24 am
    Apr 2, 2005 at 5:21 pm
  • Hi All! I know there has been a post about Python licencing but I have different questions. I tried to Google for "Python Licence" and "Python Licencing" but I could not find the answer. Is there a ...
    Laszlo Zsolt NagyLaszlo Zsolt Nagy
    Apr 22, 2005 at 6:54 pm
    Apr 26, 2005 at 2:20 pm
  • Hello, Some months ago i did a port of the Python2.3.2 interpreter to PalmOS. I didnt port any C module or created modules for PalmOS API's. But you can run an interpreter and use stdin/stdout from a ...
    Lucio TorreLucio Torre
    Apr 15, 2005 at 11:40 pm
    Apr 21, 2005 at 10:11 am
  • Hi: If I am getting the docs etc. correctly, the string-module is depricated and is supposed to be removed with the release of Python 3.0. I still use the module a lot and there are situations in ...
    Andreas BeyerAndreas Beyer
    Apr 1, 2005 at 4:32 am
    Apr 4, 2005 at 9:43 pm
  • I've got a file that seems to come across more like a dictionary from what I can tell. Something like the following format: ###,1,val_1,2,val_2,3,val_3,5,val_5,10,val_10 ...
    Peter A. SchottPeter A. Schott
    Apr 28, 2005 at 11:34 pm
    May 3, 2005 at 9:34 pm
  • Hi all Is this the best way to preallocate a list of integers? listName = range(0,length) What about non integers? I've just claimed in the newsgroup above that pre-allocating helps but I might be ...
    Apr 13, 2005 at 12:48 pm
    Apr 14, 2005 at 10:16 am
  • This may be a very rudimentary question, but here goes: If I have a simple dictionary, where the value is a class or function, is there an interface through which it can discover what its key is? ...
    Matthew ThorleyMatthew Thorley
    Apr 8, 2005 at 3:30 pm
    Apr 8, 2005 at 9:07 pm
  • I have to sort a list, but in addition to the sorting, I need to compute a phase factor that is +1 if there is an even number of interchanges in the sort, and -1 if there is an odd number of ...
    Apr 6, 2005 at 10:30 pm
    Apr 7, 2005 at 6:49 pm
  • I didn't think this would be as difficult as it now seems to me. I am reading in a csv file that documents a bunch of different info on about 200 books, such as title, author, publisher, isbn, date ...
    Apr 27, 2005 at 5:34 pm
    May 5, 2005 at 12:51 am
  • I was thinking about something like the following; Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin ", line 1, in ? NameError: name 't' is not defined or [<function <lambda at 0x403dcc6c , <function ...
    Apr 22, 2005 at 9:41 pm
    Apr 26, 2005 at 1:37 am
  • Fellow Pythonistas, Please check out http://spyced.blogspot.com/2005/04/how-well-do-you-know-python-part-3.html if you haven't done so yet. It appears that you can specify a function explicitly to ...
    Apr 18, 2005 at 8:05 pm
    Apr 20, 2005 at 5:53 am
  • i have read the book and searched the group too ---------------------------------------------- im not gettin it. i want to read a global (OPTIONS) from file1 from a class method (func1) in file2 i ...
    Apr 13, 2005 at 1:08 am
    Apr 16, 2005 at 2:07 pm
  • I have made a module derived from the Queue module deliverd with python 2.3. I would like to make this module (called tube) available for other people. However it is not clear to me how I can do this ...
    Antoon PardonAntoon Pardon
    Apr 12, 2005 at 8:51 am
    Apr 14, 2005 at 10:20 am
  • I'm looking for a design to a problem I came across, which goes like this (no, it's not homework): 1. There is a (single inheritance) hierarchy of domain classes, say A<-B<-..<-Z (arrows point to the ...
    George SakkisGeorge Sakkis
    Apr 8, 2005 at 11:42 pm
    Apr 11, 2005 at 11:08 am
  • In searching I find there several different ways to connect to an Oracle server on MS Windows: mxODBC - http://www.egenix.com/files/python/mxODBC.html built on top of the ODBC drivers for a given ...
    Andrew DalkeAndrew Dalke
    Apr 5, 2005 at 6:43 pm
    May 10, 2005 at 10:43 pm
  • Is there a general way of injecting code into a function, typically before and/or after the existing code ? I know that for most purposes, an OO solution, such as the template pattern, is a cleaner ...
    George SakkisGeorge Sakkis
    Apr 25, 2005 at 10:32 am
    Apr 26, 2005 at 5:35 pm
  • Hello, I am looking for a nice way to take only those charachters from a string that are in another string and make a new string: "Bad" I can write this like this: astr = "Bob Carol Ted Alice" ...
    James StroudJames Stroud
    Apr 19, 2005 at 8:33 pm
    Apr 21, 2005 at 7:32 pm
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