QOTW: "We can't really say much more about thread safety than this, we think the interpreter will survive. The rest is up to the programmer." - Donn Cave
"Despite the seemingly endless necessity for doing so, it's actually not possible to reverse-engineer intended invariants from staring at thousands of lines of code (not in C, and not in Python code either)." - Tim Peters
Marduk wants to use string formatting with an arbitrary iterable instead of a tuple. Hans Nowak posts a format function that fits the bill. http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=40FF1A61.9050408%40zephyrfalcon.org
The release of IronPython 0.6, a Python implementation for .Net and Mono, spawns a broader discussion on the merits of .Net and the Common Language Runtime. http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=278de0e.0407281353.27b6a457%40postin... http://www.ironpython.com
Christopher T. King takes a closer look at Yaroslav Bulatov's attempt to benchmark various approaches to sum many floating point numbers. http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=Pine.LNX.4.44.0408011847510.21160-10...
Premshree Pillai writes an SMS-to-LiveJournal gateway in Python http://www.livejournal.com/users/premshree/33967.html
How would you iterate over a list two consecutive items at a time? That's a the heart of jblazi's question, and it turns out that there are two ways to do it. http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=pan.2004.07.31.12.27.23.547000%40hot...
Patrick Rutledge has written an introduction on how to create games using pygame. http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=7694
Is Python fully thread-safe? Jeff Epler is poking fun at the questioner, but Francois Pinard (sorry, no cedilla today) points the discussion into a more serious direction. http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.775.1090684870.5135.python-l...
"Btw, thank you for those footnotes in Thinking in Java that encouraged me to try Python :-)" - Dan Bishop. Bruce Eckel, author of "Thinking in Java", asks for a test for string similarity. He receives various answers and a thank-you. http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.958.1091195562.5135.python-l...
Dan Sugalski has lost the "Pie-thon" bet to Guido van Rossum that Python would run faster on Parrot, the virtual machine meant to power Perl 6. Images of Guido throwing the pie are finally available. http://www.onlamp.com/pub/wlg/5346 http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oscon2004/friday/index.html
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