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  • Comrades, During our current discussion of the fate of functional constructs in python, someone brought up Guido's bull on the matter: http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread�196 He says ...
    Tom AndersonTom Anderson
    Jul 1, 2005 at 1:38 pm
    Jul 10, 2005 at 8:14 pm
  • The following url points to an article written by Damian Conway entitled "Ten Essential Development Practices": http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2005/07/14/bestpractices.html Althought the article has Perl ...
    Jul 28, 2005 at 7:08 pm
    Aug 16, 2005 at 4:31 pm
  • Hi, the arguments in the previous thread were convincing enough, so I made the Path class inherit from str/unicode again. It still can be found in CVS: ...
    Reinhold BirkenfeldReinhold Birkenfeld
    Jul 23, 2005 at 9:35 am
    Aug 2, 2005 at 10:16 am
  • Many of you are familiar with Jason Orendorff's path module <http://www.jorendorff.com/articles/python/path/ , which is frequently recommended here on c.l.p. I submitted an RFE to add it to the ...
    Michael HoffmanMichael Hoffman
    Jul 21, 2005 at 3:39 pm
    Aug 1, 2005 at 12:03 pm
  • I'm at a loss on how to compare Python vs. Access VBA for a database project. I'm estimating 20 tables and several forms and reports. Some of the tables could grow to many thousands of rows w/i a ...
    William LodgeWilliam Lodge
    Jul 16, 2005 at 3:19 am
    Aug 4, 2005 at 8:17 am
  • Hi all, Brief question for anyone who knows the answer, because I don't. Is there anyway to make Python calculate square roots? Thanks, Nathan Pinno http://www.npinnowebsite.ca/ An HTML attachment ...
    Nathan PinnoNathan Pinno
    Jul 2, 2005 at 5:55 pm
    Jul 15, 2005 at 9:10 am
  • I know that this topic has the potential for blowing up in my face, but I can't help asking. I've been using Python since 1.5.1, so I'm not what you'd call a "n00b". I dutifully evangelize on the ...
    Steve JuranichSteve Juranich
    Jul 9, 2005 at 6:21 pm
    Jul 13, 2005 at 8:39 am
  • I've decided that it would be be fun to host a weekly Python programming contest. The focus will be on algorithms that require a bit of thought to design but not much code to implement. I'm doing to ...
    Brian QuinlanBrian Quinlan
    Jul 15, 2005 at 9:25 am
    Aug 3, 2005 at 10:44 am
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    hi, what is the equivalent of C languages' goto statement in python? best regards
    Jul 18, 2005 at 11:48 am
    Jul 21, 2005 at 11:32 pm
  • I've been reading the beloved Paul Graham's "Hackers and Painters". He claims he developed a web app at light speed using Lisp and lots of macros. It got me curious if Lisp is inherently faster to ...
    Jul 5, 2005 at 8:58 pm
    Jul 11, 2005 at 2:10 pm
  • arg... I've lost 1.5 hours of my precious time to try letting re work correcty. There's really not a single good re tutorial or documentation I could found! There are only reference, and if you don't ...
    Jul 4, 2005 at 8:04 am
    Jul 8, 2005 at 7:26 pm
  • Say I have a list that has 3 letters in it: ['a', 'b', 'c'] I want to print all the possible 4 digit combinations of those 3 letters: 4^3 = 64 aaaa abaa aaba aaab acaa aaca aaac ... What is the most ...
    Jul 13, 2005 at 2:21 pm
    Jul 28, 2005 at 2:01 pm
  • While it's not so bad we can bind names in the module namespace, (ex writing scripts ?) ,writing modules is someway bound to not polluting that namespace (really IMO). For non-functions we can use ...
    Jul 31, 2005 at 9:14 am
    Aug 10, 2005 at 11:05 am
  • Hello. I would like to have a quick way to create dicts from object, so that a call to foo['bar'] would return obj.bar. The following works, but I would prefer to use a built-in way if one exists. Is ...
    Thanos TsouanasThanos Tsouanas
    Jul 23, 2005 at 8:48 am
    Jul 26, 2005 at 2:21 am
  • Hello all, I am in the process of writing a multithreading program and what I was wondering is a sleep command in an executing function will affect the threads below it? Here is a basic example of ...
    Jeffrey MaitlandJeffrey Maitland
    Jul 4, 2005 at 7:36 pm
    Jul 15, 2005 at 6:00 pm
  • I have a file with binary and ascii characters in it. I massage the data and convert it to a more readable format, however it still comes up with some binary characters mixed in. I'd like to write ...
    Jul 16, 2005 at 12:33 am
    Jul 29, 2005 at 8:23 pm
  • I am doing some research for a Python framework to build web applications. I have discarted Zope because from what I've read, the learning curve is too steep, and it takes more time to build ...
    Jul 17, 2005 at 10:03 pm
    Jul 25, 2005 at 3:13 am
  • I think the jury's still out on this one: * Alex Martelli expects list comprehensions to be removed. [1] * Robert Kern wants list comprehensions removed. [2] * Raymond Hettinger encourages continued ...
    Steven BethardSteven Bethard
    Jul 8, 2005 at 10:07 pm
    Jul 13, 2005 at 2:30 pm
  • Playing around with comparisons of functions (don't ask), I discovered an interesting bit of unintuitive behaviour: False Do the comparison again and things become even more bizarre: True False This ...
    Steven D'ApranoSteven D'Aprano
    Jul 30, 2005 at 11:45 am
    Aug 1, 2005 at 5:47 pm
  • hiho, what's the clean way to translate the tuple (0x73, 0x70, 0x61, 0x6D) to the string 'spam'? TIA, Francois
    Francois De SerresFrancois De Serres
    Jul 22, 2005 at 1:04 pm
    Jul 24, 2005 at 7:09 pm
  • My question isn't as all-encompassing as the subject would suggest... I am almost a Python newbie, but I have discovered that I don't get along with IDLE, as i can't work out how to run and rerun a ...
    Jul 3, 2005 at 4:35 pm
    Jul 8, 2005 at 4:48 am
  • ****************************************************************************** This posting is also available in HTML format: http://cci.lbl.gov/~rwgk/python/adopt_init_args_2005_07_02.html ...
    Ralf W. Grosse-KunstleveRalf W. Grosse-Kunstleve
    Jul 2, 2005 at 10:04 am
    Jul 11, 2005 at 11:32 pm
  • Hi Michael, Thanks for taking a careful look, and thanks for the balanced analysis! Michael Chermside wrote: It is in fact not unavoidable. I pointed to my prototype before, but sorry, it is probably ...
    Ralf W. Grosse-KunstleveRalf W. Grosse-Kunstleve
    Jul 5, 2005 at 11:21 pm
    Aug 2, 2005 at 4:42 pm
  • GUI's etc: PyGtk on Windows "(...) So if someone develops mainly for X and just wants to make sure that it is not impossible to run on Windows, you can use PyGTK. (...)", July 2nd, 1999 pyGTK on ...
    Jul 22, 2005 at 7:42 am
    Aug 4, 2005 at 12:48 pm
  • Hi, I think I need an iterator over a string of characters pulling them out one by one, like a usual iterator over a str does. At the same time the thing should allow seeking and telling like a ...
    Thomas LotzeThomas Lotze
    Jul 12, 2005 at 8:08 pm
    Jul 18, 2005 at 7:23 pm
  • I know, lambda bashing (and defending) in the group is one of the most popular ways to avoid writing code. However, while staring at some Oz code, I noticed a feature that would seem to make both ...
    Mike MeyerMike Meyer
    Jul 29, 2005 at 10:07 pm
    Jul 31, 2005 at 7:37 pm
  • What is Expresiveness in a Computer Language 20050207, Xah Lee. In languages human or computer, there's a notion of expressiveness. English for example, is very expressive in manifestation, witness ...
    Xah LeeXah Lee
    Jul 10, 2005 at 9:57 am
    Jul 12, 2005 at 11:43 am
  • PROPOSED EARTHQUAKE FORECASTING COMPUTER PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT EFFORT Posted July 11, 2005 My main earthquake forecasting Web page is: http://www.freewebz.com/eq-forecasting/Data.html Newsgroup ...
    Jul 11, 2005 at 8:31 am
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  • Each class should do a similar super() call, with the appropriate name substitutions. Calls to __init__ must be made explicitly in subclasses, including in the case of multiple inheritance. Also note ...
    Peter HansenPeter Hansen
    Jul 26, 2005 at 8:09 pm
    Aug 1, 2005 at 5:36 pm
  • Newbie question: I have been generally open to the proposal that list comprehensions should replace 'map', but I ran into a need for something like map(None,x,y) when len(x) len(y). I cannot it seems ...
    David IsaacDavid Isaac
    Jul 27, 2005 at 6:32 pm
    Jul 29, 2005 at 9:22 pm
  • Hi, Can someone tell me the difference between single quote and double quote? Thanks
    Jul 21, 2005 at 5:56 pm
    Jul 23, 2005 at 8:16 am
  • Hi all, I wanna thank Martin for helping out with my ignorance concerning execution of stored procedure with python. Now i have decided to write a web app that googles into my companies proprietary ...
    Jul 2, 2005 at 9:31 am
    Jul 5, 2005 at 3:27 pm
  • I want to import c:\xxx\yyy\zzz.py into my programme, What should I do? Thank you~
    Could ildgCould ildg
    Jul 14, 2005 at 11:41 am
    Jul 16, 2005 at 7:12 pm
  • I'm not a very experienced Python programmer yet, so I might be mistaken, but there are a few things that would make me prefer C++ over Python for large (over 500.000 LOC) projects. - namespaces - ...
    Adriaan RentingAdriaan Renting
    Jul 1, 2005 at 8:54 am
    Jul 5, 2005 at 10:16 pm
  • Hello all, I recently started using Python, and I must say I like it. Both the language and libraries available for it. Background: I have written an application which I use to keep track of my ...
    Jan DanielssonJan Danielsson
    Jul 1, 2005 at 1:18 pm
    Jul 4, 2005 at 1:52 am
  • Hi, Is it possible to create a function that you can use without parenthesizing the arguments? for example, for def examine(str): ..... ..... Is there some way to define it so that I can call it like ...
    Jerry HeJerry He
    Jul 28, 2005 at 7:59 am
    Jul 31, 2005 at 12:09 am
  • I have created what I think may be a useful Python module, but I'd like to share it with the Python community to get feedback, i.e. if it's Pythonic. If it's considered useful by Pythonistas, I'll ...
    Jacob PageJacob Page
    Jul 7, 2005 at 6:56 pm
    Jul 10, 2005 at 9:42 pm
  • Hey there, kinda newbie question here. i know how to read the lines of a txt file. i know how to write a txt file. but how do i overwrite a line value with another value ? i mean, how do go to, say, ...
    Jul 25, 2005 at 7:12 pm
    Aug 11, 2005 at 1:40 am
  • Bye Bye Billy Bob... I'm back with one more question, then I'll chill. I have scoured the news and net for info about Borlands KYLIX 3 and have found little technical info about it. Their screen ...
    Jul 18, 2005 at 4:24 pm
    Aug 5, 2005 at 6:37 pm
  • Or is there better way? for (i, url) in [(i,links[i]) for i in range(len(links))]: ... "links" is a list. Mage
    Jul 20, 2005 at 1:19 pm
    Jul 24, 2005 at 6:26 am
  • Hiho, Having a string: "dothat" and a tuple: (x, y) 1. What's the best way to build a function call like: dothat(x,y)? Assuming dothat is def'd in the same module, 2. is: eval("dothat(x,y)", None, ...
    Francois De SerresFrancois De Serres
    Jul 13, 2005 at 12:35 pm
    Jul 13, 2005 at 5:31 pm
  • Hi all, I've been writing some code to move some data into and out of Outlook (2003 + Exchange 2003). I have some email .msg files on our file server, and I can't seem to get them back into the ...
    Guy LateurGuy Lateur
    Jul 4, 2005 at 7:42 am
    Jul 8, 2005 at 2:26 pm
  • Hi I am yet to find a Python IDE (for both Windows and Mac) that I like. Any suggestions? Thanks An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: ...
    Jon HewerJon Hewer
    Jul 31, 2005 at 8:59 pm
    Aug 13, 2005 at 3:02 am
  • Twice today I responded to rude messages (once here, once on the SpamBayes list) whose authors didn't deserve the benefit of my time. In both cases, other people rightfully responded with some small ...
    Jul 27, 2005 at 5:14 pm
    Jul 30, 2005 at 5:53 am
  • Hi guys, Got going with python...and i must say its a pretty cool language. Been using Xemacs to write me programs. But I want an IDE that would give me auto-completion, online help and the like... ...
    Jul 19, 2005 at 5:32 am
    Jul 21, 2005 at 9:06 am
  • Here might be an interesting puzzle for people who like sorting algorithms ( and no I'm not a student anymore and the problem is not a students 'homework' but a particular question associated with a ...
    Kay SchluehrKay Schluehr
    Jul 17, 2005 at 9:52 am
    Jul 20, 2005 at 10:08 am
  • I perhaps rather foolishly wrote two article that mentioned Python as a good alternative language to more popular tools such as C# or Java. I encountered more resistance than I had expected. If ...
    Charlie CalvertCharlie Calvert
    Jul 8, 2005 at 7:07 pm
    Jul 13, 2005 at 1:15 pm
  • I'm new to Python and I'm struggling. I have a text file (*.txt) with a couple thousand entries, each on their own line (similar to a phone book). How do I make a script to create something like an ...
    Jul 12, 2005 at 2:46 pm
    Jul 13, 2005 at 2:31 am
  • I would like to determine the "actual" elapsed time of an operation which could take place during a time change, in a platform-independent manner (at least across Linux/Windows machines). Using ...
    Peter HansenPeter Hansen
    Jul 2, 2005 at 8:11 pm
    Jul 7, 2005 at 10:20 pm
  • My general attitude towards IDEs and editors has been extremely conservative, but today I decided to see what this "folding" business was all about. I see that vim (and gvim, which is what I actually ...
    Terry HancockTerry Hancock
    Jul 3, 2005 at 3:35 am
    Jul 6, 2005 at 8:10 pm
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