PythonWare: Anyone using for real projects?

Jose Rodriguez tub4jxr at
Tue Dec 18 15:13:43 EST 2001

We have gotten to using Visual Slickedit and Primalscript mostly after
testing a variety of editors including AcitiveState's, Pythonware,
Multi-Edit, etc.  Primalscript being the more useful of the two.

"A. Keyton Weissinger" <keyton at> wrote in message news:<mailman.1008334818.347.python-list at>...
> Besides the pythonworks team, of course...
> I read this review:
> and have stayed away. I am using the BlackAdder beta and so far am
> unimpressed (though in their defense it is a beta).
> I've not used ActiveState's VisualPython. I've always liked the slickness of
> VStudio, but hated the handcuffs. We'll see if the .NET version is any
> better.
> I know Pythonware 1.3 is out. Does it address the issues in the review>? I
> will do my homework on this as well, but wanted to see if anyone out there
> had answered the question already...
> Thank you!!!
> Keyton
> -----Original Message-----
> From: python-list-admin at
> [mailto:python-list-admin at]On Behalf Of Benjamin Tai
> Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 7:11 AM
> To: python-list at
> Subject: what is self._base?
> Hi,
> I have come across the following statement in a constructor (Programming
> Python by Mark Lutz). After extending a type in C (stacktype), it is
> wrapped by a Python class (Stack).
> import stacktype
> class Stack:
>   def __init__(self, start=None):
>     self._base = start or stacktype.Stack()
> However I can't find any documents/explanation for the following:
> 1) What is  "_base"
> 2) What is  "start=None"
> 3) Why can't I just write  "self = stacktype.Stack()"
> Any help for this newbie would be appreciated.
> Ben

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