Building Python from Source on OpenSUSE

Posted on Sun 06 December 2015 in Computing • Tagged with python

My very first post on this blog was how to build Python from source.  In 2015 it turns out that this is a bit harder that it should be, and having wasted most of the morning working it out I'm posting the solution for future reference.

Building Python in the …

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Nested List Comprehension

Posted on Mon 04 January 2010 in misc • Tagged with Python

I never really feel like i'm any good at using Python unless I am doing cool things with List Comprehension.

Here's a quick example of nested list comprehension I used today to create a new list from a list containing lists of three items


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A Question Of Python Style

Posted on Sun 11 October 2009 in misc • Tagged with python

Having ended up almost solely with Python at the end of a journey of many languages I have learnt and used; style has been something important to me.

Python has pep8 which states something's definitively such as:-

  • Use 4 spaces per indentation level" (I was actually using 2 until now …

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Python function args

Posted on Tue 29 September 2009 in misc • Tagged with Python

I rarely use anything beyond named parameters, but this post captures what you need to know.

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Building Python from Source

Posted on Mon 21 September 2009 in misc • Tagged with Python

How easy it is to install python from source? Very.

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/python2.6/
make #(took 4mins on my x86_64 dc)
make install

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