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with statement and standard library
Hi. The with statement is certainly nifty. The trouble is, the *only* two documented examples how it can be used with the library classes are file objects (which I use all the time) and thread locks which I almost never use. Yet there are many, many classes in the library whose use would be more elegant and read... 21 Feb 2010 19:23
Interesting talk on Python vs. Ruby and how he would likePython to have just a bit more syntactic flexibility.
On Fri, 19 Feb 2010 18:52:20 +1300, Gregory Ewing wrote: The Ruby approach has the advantage of making it possible to implement user-defined control structures without requiring a macro facility. You can't do that in Python. [...] Also, most people who advocate adding some form of block-passing facil... 19 Feb 2010 01:06
Interesting talk on Python vs. Ruby and how he would like Python to have just a bit more syntactic flexibility.
Steve Howell wrote: Python may not support the broadest notion of anonymous functions, but it definitely has anonymous blocks. You can write this in Python: for i in range(10): print i print i * i print i * i * i There's a clear difference between this and a Ruby ... 19 Feb 2010 01:06
Interesting talk on Python vs. Ruby and how he would likePythonto have just a bit more syntactic flexibility.
On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 22:48:21 -0500, Steve Holden wrote: Next week: Lesson 2 - Ad Hominem Attacks I wouldn't pay any attention to Steve, all Stevens are notorious liars. -- Steven ... 19 Feb 2010 01:06
"Sounding" Off, IDLE (Win7)
On Feb 18, 6:10 pm, "W. eWatson" <wolftra...(a)invalid.com> wrote: In Win7 IDLE, when I type in something with a syntax problem, a bell rings. How do I stop that? I've looked at Control Panel Sounds, but don't see anything of apparent use. Monkey Patch Said: """ Turn off your speakers""" ... 19 Feb 2010 00:01
[Tutor] "Sounding" Off, IDLE (Win7)
In Win7 IDLE, when I type in something with a syntax problem, a bell rings. How do I stop that? I've looked at Control Panel Sounds, but don't see anything of apparent use. ... 18 Feb 2010 19:35
LISA 2010 CFP
Hello All, The USENIX Large Installation System Administration Conference is now accepting paper proposals. If you are interested in submitting a paper, please check out this blog post about submitting a paper (http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa10/cfp/), or feel free to contact me directly if you think you might h... 18 Feb 2010 17:20
What happened to pyjamas?
Does anyone know what happened to pyjs.org ? Cheers, Daniel -- Psss, psss, put it down! - http://www.cafepress.com/putitdown ... 22 Feb 2010 06:19
Upgrading Py2exe App
I have a Python app which I converted to an EXE (all files separate; single EXE didn't work properly) via py2exe - I plan on distributing this and would like the ability to remotely upgrade the program (for example, via HTTP/HTTPS). Looks like it's not just the EXE that I will need need to replace (DLLs, the libr... 28 Feb 2010 15:34
unit testing a routine that sends mail
Hello, I have a routine that sends an email (this is how a Django view notifies me that an event has happened). I want to unit test that routine. So I gave each mail a unique subject line and I want to use python's mailbox package to look for that subject. But sometimes the mail gets delivered and sometimes i... 18 Feb 2010 16:13