Category Archives: dev

Fixing Windows Python 2.7 unicode issue with subprocess’s Popen.

TL;DR Fixing Windows Python 2.7 unicode issue with subprocess.Popen. Here is the python code fixing unicode issue Details What Python 2.7 is plagued by bugs that won't be fixed, and you might want or need to provide a software for …

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trapping SIGINT, SIGQUIT in asynchronous tasks

Scattered in bash documentation lies the truth about SIGINT and SIGQUIT signals being mysteriously ignored and non-trappable in background processes. This has puzzled many, and will probably continue to do so. Traps Here's my try to unveil the terrible truth. …

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bash lore: how to properly parse NUL separated fields

As a lot of other part of bash, this is black magic. Lets suppose a friendly command that spits out NUL separated fields (as find -print0, shyaml get-values-0, ...). Which - may I insist - is the recommended way to …

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bash lore: NUL character and variables

Bash variables are often thought as being able to store any binary content. Please bear in mind that it can't store NUL character, and only this one. Here you are: $ ascii_table() { echo -en "$(echo '\'0{0..3}{0..7}{0..7} | tr -d …

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comparison of minimal packaging between distribute and distutils2

In a pythonic mind, we shoud keep things simple as possible. But when having to deal with distribution of your code, especially if it's ONE small python file, you'll might cringe when facing the boilerplate that is required. Even with …

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Emacs and flymake for python, javascript, php, rst

Emacs is a wonderfull editor, every sane people know this. Here's how to extend your flymake to some trendy languages. You'll find here a general overview by answering question as What's flymake ? for emacs, and How does it work …

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cleaned and released kal-shlib-* code and dd_rhelp

This is a long time since I wrote the first line of this shell script library which has followed me since then. These library were managed on subversion, so this was the opportunity to move them toward GIT. kal-shlib-core -- …

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extracting a subpart of a git repository with history

I recently had to extract a subdirectory of an existing git repository towards its own new repository. And I wanted to keep all the commit information and history that was related to this directory. EDIT: Even if the solution I …

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Inheriting from a builtin strangeness

In python, when inheriting from a builtin, you must be carefull as your object won't follow common rules.

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