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How to distinguish the two types of Python “packages”

In the Python ecosystem, there are two related but distinct concepts called "package": A "dotted module name", represented in its source as a directory with an __init__ module (i.e. an __init__.py ...
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Why is a vertical bar used as the OR operator in so many programming languages?

The Vertical Bar Operator (|) is used in a variety of constants to mean OR in some way: C-style languages use a | b to mean bitwise OR of a and b, a || b to mean logical OR of a and b. Regular ...
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Debugging a intermittent bug by inducing failure and then fixing that induced failure: what's it called?

I just "fixed" an intermittent failure by this process: Observe intermittent failure Debug code; at one point near where the failure could be, pause execution, and inflict harm upon a variable (by, ...
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Correct definition of “bandwidth preserving algorithms” in real-time scheduling?

I've seen conflicting definitions for the term "bandwidth preserving algorithms". The two definitions I've seen are: Any spare CPU capacity is used for aperiodic processes. One or more periodic ...
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Is there a name for HTTP Request Parameters in a POST that hang on for the ride when not using Cookies?

I've been being doing some JMeter testing, and I've noticed that on the server I'm running it against, it includes a session parameter of course between requests, but also a formID to keep track of ...
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Name for “1:1” sourcefile - testfile convention

A classic convention for organizing test files is to maintain a 1:1 mapping between source files and test files. One common scheme is to simply append "-test" or "-spec" to the source filename and ...