QOTW: "So I better start practice my throwing, and Dan [Sugalski] better start practice his ducking. ;-)" -- Guido van Rossum using his time-machine for a preview on the Pie-thon at Oscon 2004.
"Anytime you need to do something on corresponding items in two lists, you should think of zip(), as this binds the matching elements together." -- Marc Boeren
Michele Simionato shows a concise way to implement a revolving counter. http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=4edc17eb.0407180632.14385359%40posting.google.com In his answer to Chris Lyon, Daniel Dittmar posts a mini-tutorial on list comprehensions and iterators. http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=cd0pse%24q2g%241%40news1.wdf.sap-ag.de Mike C. Fletcher shares his experiences in building Python extensions with the free (of charge) Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit compiler. http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.528.1090097933.5135.python-list%40python.org http://members.rogers.com/mcfletch/programming/mstoolkit/ Python newbie Matt Feinstein misses fixed-size integers in the core. While answers point out that this will not be problem in practice, Dan Bishop has a pure-python implementation to ease the (phantom?) pain. http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=ad052e5c.0407161348.42abb996%40posting.google.com Jacek Generowicz explains Python's scoping rules, and yes, he has a not so hidden agenda. http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=tyfwu15v85j.fsf%40pcepsft001.cern.ch David Pokorny wants to run a function a fixed number of bytecodes at a time. It turns out that a similar problem has already been discussed a year ago - with impressive code posted by Duncan Booth. http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=40FA9D2A.3020905%40hotmail.com Python Windows guru Mark Hammond needs beta-testers with IIS and Apache experience for a new ISAPI module. http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=cdf3mb%2418b0%241%40arachne.labyrinth.net.au Heiko Wundram engages in a discussion about the algorithm used in his little Minesweeper program. http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.326.1089751896.5135.python-list%40python.org What is Pie-thon? For an explanation see http://www.artima.com/forums/flat.jsp?forum=122&thread=27898
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