Or, the business case for moving to Python 3
[This blog post has been sitting as a draft for months, and I'm finally finishing while at home sick; sorry if that makes it a little less coherent compared to my other posts]
Or, generators let you do neat stuff
Being a core developer of Python has made me want to understand how the language generally works. I realize there will always be obscure corners where I don't know every intricate detail, but to be able to help with issues and the general design of Python I feel like I should try and understand its core semantics and how things work under . . .
Or, why it took over a year for me to make a decision
I asked on Twitter if people would be interested in having me write down the history behind my decision to choose GitHub for Python's future development process and people said "yes"(some literally), hence this blog post.
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It's a new calendar year, which means it's time to think about what year-long plans I have for my contributions to the Python project. There's always the usual plans I have to approve some patches, fix some bugs, etc. But I seem to always have one or two projects that I really want to see happen that I simply can't solve in a . . .
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After writing my post on why Python 3 exists which included an explanation about the most common question/complaint about why Python 3 forced textual and binary data into separate types, I heard from people about the second most common question/complaint about Python 3: why did we make
Who can do what?
In . . .
Or, how the Kübler-Ross model aptly applies to Python 3
The Kübler-Ross model outlines the stages that one goes through in dealing with death:
This is sometimes referred to as the five stages of grief.Some have jokingly called them the five stages of software development. I think it actually matches the Python community's transition to Python 3 . . .
Or, try not to let RHEL/CentOS default installations hold you back
Python 2.6 has been around for over 7 years, first released in 2008 and last released in 2013 (as shown by the nice image provided by Fluent Python on Twitter and used with permission). It's unsupported software at this point as the Python development team only supports a feature release of Python with bugfix releases until the next . . .
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