Over the last couple of years, I faced a Windows issue preventing me to delete directories or files with paths exceeding a certain size. Using the default Windows tools such as
Windows Explorer, resulted in errors
The directory name ... is too long or
The source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file system.
Python exposes a number of built-in functions enriched with a plethora of modules composing The Python Standard Library. It is a pragmatic language that does not confine the developer in a specific programming paradigm. A Python developer can write imperative, procedural, object oriented or functional code. In Python, common functional constructs are available as built-in functions (e.g.
sum...). Additional higher-order functions are regrouped in the functools module (e.g.
partial...). Prior to crafting some Python code, let's take a detour in some potentially more arcane areas of functional programming, in particular surrounding the
This python recipe demonstrates how to use ShowHTMLDialog with Python, ctypes and comtypes on Windows.
The recipe described in this post demonstrates how to write foreground and background colored text in a Windows Command Line with Python and ctypes.
The previous Python Tip, XML Schema Validation with Python, MSXML and PyWin32, described how to use PyWin32 and MSXML to validate XML contents against an XML Schema. The adaptation to perform the same with
comtypes instead of
PyWin32 is a simple translation.
JUnit, the unit test framework written by Erich Gamma and Kent Beck, is not the only alternative for unit testing in the Java environment. This article provides a simple demonstration on how to use Jython, PyUnit and Ant to unit test a Java project.
Javadoc To CHM is a Python tool that generates Microsoft HTML Help projects
files from a Javadoc documentation. It generates the project file
(.HHP), the contents file (.HHC) and the index file (.HHK). After
having generated the HTML project files,
Jd2chm invokes the Microsoft
HTML Help Compiler (
hhc.exe) with the project file (.HHP) as
parameter in order to build the Compiled HTML file (.CHM).