Thanks for Python...
wtanksle at dolphin.openprojects.net
Wed Jun 23 22:24:59 CEST 1999
On 23 Jun 1999 13:06:49 PDT, Mordy Ovits wrote:
>Jeff Rush wrote:
>> Welcome to the Python community, John. Yes, Python is a truly
>> wonderful language for cranking out quick prototypes or test jigs.
>> I prototyped a complete web-based general ledger system in Python,
>> figuring I'd downcode it to C for speed later, but so far I haven't needed
>> to. Python is also just plain fun... Now if I could just get time to port
>> it to the PalmPilot, I'd never be away from it.
>Get a Windows CE Palm-sized PC if you want to take Python with you whereever you
>go. Python runs stunningly well on my Casio E-100, and has nifty GUI
>libraries. It's not polished by any sense of the word but it works, and the
>source is a barely changed version of the standard windows Python. This makes
>for easy improvement.
Sure, but we've got Pilots, so that's not an open option. Fortunately,
the Pilot has Quartus Forth available for it -- it's not Python, but
honestly, Forth fits the limitations of the device better.
I used Quartus on my Crypto exam to solve a modular equation after I
forgot how to solve modular equations (I had it use brute force).
I'd still like to have Python, but dang, Quartus is good at what it does.
Python and Forth -- for two different reasons, pretty much my favorite
>o Mordy Ovits
>o Cryptographic Engineer
>o LockStar Inc.
>from sys import*;from string import*;a=argv;[s,p,q]=filter(lambda x:x[:1]!=
>while s:s=stdin.read(inb);s and map(stdout.write,map(lambda i,b=pow(reduce(
You know, the first time I saw this it was in ESR's .sig, and I tried to
remember how long the Perl version had been. A few minutes of searching
revealed that it was three lines long -- but also revealed that it was
using bc rather than Perl to do most of the work! I spent about half an
hour searching for the real Perl version, only to find that it was five
The Python for this .sig is shorter than the Perl! Cool, eh?
-William "Billy" Tanksley
Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!
:-: May faulty logic undermine your entire philosophy!
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