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Jul
30
comment How to convert UTF-8 txt files to all uppercase in bash?
For what its worth, I'm working with Czech letters (and the example you used is actually Slovak), where all uppercase letters are clearly defined, but locale set will probably be C and not Czech so that's a problem. Perl is already used in this toolchain, so adding another use might not be too bad. Thanks for the detailed explanation, btw!
Jul
30
comment Extract data from line and prepend to the line?
@tendon Added real data; notably, there are a few cases where there's more than 5 dashes preceding.
Jul
30
comment Extract data from line and prepend to the line?
@terdon Actually, the fact that it's html is irrelevant, it might as well be random words, I just have another script that accepts data in the given form. The example I have given is solid.
Jun
30
comment Choppy animations in desktop using fglrx driver in openSUSE 11.4
Where did you install fglrx from? I followed this guide and it worked like a charm. That repository also gets updates.
Jun
30
comment Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?
This was an interesting read, but it talks more about the implementation details and various Python specifics than the general philosophy.
Jun
26
comment Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?
In the end, this is perhaps the most important point. I agree with the other answers as well, but I had to pick just one. :)
Jun
23
comment Which of the bigger distributions offers the latest updates?
Oh, and one more thing, if you are running new(ish) hardware or a laptop, the constant kernel updates of Arch and Tumbleweed might make a really noticeable difference in your experience, due to driver updates and additions.
Jun
23
comment Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?
While I agree in general, it does create an extra burden (however small) that means that probably no one would back this solution.
Jun
15
comment Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?
All good points. I suppose it could be read as "future-proofing": few of your points apply currently (mpmath is used in only a couple other projects at the moment), but it's easy to see that each of your points gains value for every new project using mpmath.
Jun
15
comment Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?
I understand it as against bundling - the users want to install what they want, not have me force a particular version on them.
Jun
15
comment Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?
@Tshepang I've written a summary, is that better? And yes, it isn't split away yet in master, but there's a branch that does just that and it works fine.
Jun
15
comment Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?
@Tshepang The discussion can be seen at: code.google.com/p/sympy/issues/detail?id=2482
Jun
15
comment Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?
@Anton Yes, it's SymPy, an open-source Python library for symbolic mathematics. I'm working in it as a GSoC student (full disclosure :)).