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Is Python's calendar.month_name implementation of an empty string in the first index good practice or poor design?

The documentation states: An array that represents the months of the year in the current locale. This follows normal convention of January being month number 1, so it has a length of 13 and ...
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Should I be taking these as arguments or define them in a sub class?

So I am making a mario clone in pygame and I have a base class Character and two sub classes, Mario and Luigi. The methods that the Character class defines require a significant amount of attributes ...
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Extract name of return variable from Python function

I have a python function x that returns some module x(): return y I would like to parse the file x is located in and learn that "x returns this thing called 'y'". I have no idea how. I'm not trying ...
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How can I improve my websocket server's structure/flow?

I'm building a websocket server in python and I've hit a block regarding my program's flow and structure. Here's what I'm doing at the moment. The program creates a instance of 'server' and listens ...
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Ways of embedding static data with python application

I have several projects on Python I am currently versioning with Git. I also have the input-output data that is gradually changing over the course of the project. I need to be able to re-run my ...
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Patterns for sharing context variables between functions

I am looking for ways of passing around a set of contextual variables that are required by functions. As a Python programmer, right now I can see three ways of solving the problem: passing them ...
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Factored out loop control in Python

I have a for loop in python like this: for item in items: onwards = make_flow_decision(item) if onwards == 'break': break elif onwards == 'continue': continue elif ...
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Is the benefit of the IO monad pattern for handling side effects purely academic?

Sorry for yet another FP + side effects question, but I couldn't find an existing one which quite answered this for me. My (limited) understanding of functional programming is that state/side effects ...
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How should I structure these Python classes?

Base Class I have a class called Remote. This class represents a remote machine and has properties such as ip, hostname, username, and password, as well as methods for transferring files to/from the ...
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How to properly handle indefinite generators in Python

Let's say we have a generator that is indefinite, where new elements can arrive at any moment with significant (up to indefinite) delay. An example of such generator is tail -F command. In python ...
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Is there an algorithm to avoid getting in hundreds of datapoints from API to represent a bar graph?

I am showing a graph on HTML5 canvas using the flot charting library for a between a start date and an end date. It's fine as long as the period is less than a year or so but if the user selects a big ...
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Python classes with only one instance: When to create a (single) class instance and when to work with the class instead?

Given a Python class which will be instantiated only once, i.e. there will be only one object of the class. I was wondering in which cases it makes sense to create a single class instance instead of ...
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Is this OOP class hierarchy too deep?

So I am making a Super Mario Bros NES clone in pygame and for all enemies that are drawn to the window, I have a class hierarchy that is 5 classes deep. Going in the order of: Object (A base class ...
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Writing a container that treats nearly-identical images as the same

I want to create a mapping in Python that will use images as keys, but treat similar (but not identical) images as the same key. I have an approach for deciding which images are similar enough: I ...
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How to represent alternative and sequential tasks?

I am experimenting with hierarchical task planning (in python) and I would like to have functions which return lists of tasks. I need to differentiate between alternative paths and sequential tasks. ...
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Is there a better algorithm to distribute integer to X integers minimizing their difference?

Is there a better algorithm to distribute values from one source to X destinations minimizing their difference? I have some source integer. I need to know how much of that value I need to distribute ...
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Structuring a Python Project: Need some guidance

I currently am working on a project that involves several discrete components that have some common functionality, and I am in need of some advice. Right now I have a central component responsible ...
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Optional text qualifier in CSV file as input to SSIS package

I receive several CSV files each quarter to process through an SSIS package, and the formatting is inconsistent. This quarter, I encountered what I term optional text qualifiers--text qualifer of ...
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Should I put the parameters in constructor or in method? (Python 3)

I have the following code: def __init__(self, vocable_file_path, xsd_file_path, word_list_file_path): self.vocable_file_path = vocable_file_path self.xsd_file_path = xsd_file_path ...
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Is there a better pattern than multiple inheritance here?

I'm working on a server implementation for a large game with many gametypes. There are several kinds of interactable entities: players, monsters, objects, vehicles. All entities share the same base ...
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Could there be a use case for C# style auto-properties in Python

I've been doing a lot of work in C# recently (my primary language is Python) and I love that I can do something like public string MyProperty{ get; set; } Going back to Python I miss that sort of ...
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Final steps of wrapping up a Python script into a program

I finished building a Python script containing eight functions which download files, extracts them, manipulate and analyze their data and then produce graphs and export them into PNG files. The ...
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Can I listen on a port without interrupting traffic?

I have developed the bare bones on a socket server in Python. I'm trying to capture the HTTP packets going to a web server without blocking them. try: self.socket = ...
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Move file into apropriate directory based upon first letter of second word, followed by the first two letters of the second word with Python [closed]

EDIT: Apparently the below question is too specific. Let me rephrase: I'm looking for a way to fit a letter into a list of specified ranges such that, if given the letter S and the ranges A-F, G-M, ...
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When should I use a generator and when a list in Python? [duplicate]

I often find it cleaner to write a generator than to return a list. For example, I prefer def my_func_gen(foo): for i in foo: # Do some stuff that's too complicated for a list or ...
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Will statically typed, compiled programming languages be affected by Microservices Architecture? [closed]

Judging based on my experience, as systems grow bigger, statically typed languages like Java or C# tend to be more reliable and easier to manage. But do we need all the advantages of such languages ...
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Multiple different versions of similar apps in one project

I need some help to improve the architecture of a site I've built. What I want to achieve within a single Django project is the following: I want a site that comes in several versions (one per ...
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Module level logger function

I've recently been assigned to a new project because I'm one of the only developers at my company who has used Python extensively in the past. My first task was to clean up the code base and make it ...
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Is the function using python list comprehension, stateless?

Below is the function count_leaf, that appends mutable list branch_counts, which is not stateless. def count_leaf(tree): if is_leaf(tree): return 1 branch_counts = list() for b in ...
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Is async keyword an ultimate replacement for asyncio module?

Recently, there was a rise of interest toward asynchronous programming in Python community. First prominent expression of this interest was the appearance of Asyncio —codenamed Tulip— framework [PEP ...
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Python object oriented programming problems while implementing binary search tree

I am shifting from procedural C programming to OOP Python programming and I faced some problems while implementing binary search trees. I cannot make my Tree_Node null in case of deleting it. In C I ...
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Nested functions; allow or not? [closed]

Having programmed a whole lot in python, using nested functions is a good way to not clutter the namespace with small helper functions that are only used once. Now I'm programming in go, and upon ...
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Compiling vs pre-built binaries on production machine?

I referred Compiling vs using pre-built binaries performance?. The post talks about performance and opportunities for optimization. My question is about reliability. I built both python and ...
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Why does Python need both a compiler and an interpreter?

I can understand the fact that Java needs both a compiler and an interpreter. It compiles source code to bytecode and then a virtual machine (on Windows, on Linux, on Android, etc.) translates that ...
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What is more pythonic - subclassing dict or creating external functions to manipulate them?

Say I have a dictionary that contains complex classes that need to be loaded and unloaded in a special way. (Not especially special, just outside the bounds of this question.) Should I gracefully ...
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Can you do iterative development in c#? [closed]

I'm primarily a Python/R developer. In those languages, the way I develop is to sketch out a data and class structure, write the methods and their tests in interactive mode, then refactor them up into ...
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Function name in parentheses after fuction call in Python

I ran into these lines of code in the QPYTHON Android app. They are part of a sample that uses the Bottle module to create a simple Web server that seems to work fine. app = Bottle() app.route('/', ...
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Accessing data in widget

Background I started to get involved in a project written in python and wxPython (for the GUI). My task is to debug and add a few features to the GUI. The widgets are organised mainly with sizers, ...
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Utilizing Python Slate for pdf text extraction from PHP

I want to use Python Slate module for PDF text extraction, and I have my code up and running for this. What I would like to know here is how to link my existing PHP MVC to utilize/make a request to ...
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What design patterns could be used here?

I'm trying to come up with a nice design (preferably pythonic) for the following use case. Say there's three services - A, B, C in multiple locations L1, L2, L3, etc. Each service provides ...
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execute selection in console in C++ like python or R language [closed]

I am started to learn C++ using as IDLE Clion of jetbrain company. Normally using the IDLE of Python (i.e., Pycharm of Jetbrain) or R project i am able to execute selection in console line-by-line my ...
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Should serialization and deserialization be the responsibility of the class being serialized?

I'm currently in the (re)design phase of several model classes of a C# .NET application. (Model as in M of MVC). The model classes already have plenty of well-designed data, behaviors, and ...
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How do I distinguish derived code from original code?

I'm working on a Python project which extends the functionality of some other python modules. Some are part of the standard Python library and mostly use the PSF License agreement while some are ...
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Should I automatically install needed modules?

I'm writing a program for my grandpa. Occasionally an update will require a new module that's not installed on his computer. I don't want to have to manually install new modules every time, but he's ...
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Python Classes and Design Questions

What is the best way to design a class to see if an update occurs on a property? I have a whole bunch of classes, and current am going through a re-design of the python package I created. ...
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Will this data mining approach work? Is it a good idea?

I need to extract fields like the document number, date, and invoice amount from a bunch of .csv files, which I believe are referred to as "unstructured text." I have some labeled input files and will ...
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Why different languages have different syntax? [duplicate]

Different programming language always/most of the time use different syntax. For example take PHP, Java and Python. In Php & Java semicolons are compulsory at the end of the line, yet Python ...
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What's special about “non-blocking” node.js?

In the short chapter, What is Node by McLaughlin, he writes: "Node has no blocks, no threads competing for the same resource (Node is happy to just let things happen however they happen), ...
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Does this code follow duck typing?

The principle of duck typing says that you shouldn't care what type of object you have - just whether or not you can do the required action with your object. For this reason the isinstance keyword ...
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Best practices for a daemon that forks and becomes user [closed]

I want to write a small daemon in python under Linux that accepts connections and authenticates the user (details for this don't matter) and then forks a child for the connection and becomes the user. ...