And what I'm doing to not make the vacation permanent
On October 1, 2016, I stopped volunteering for open source projects -- including Python -- for a month. While I still did open source work for Python as part of my job, I spent absolutely zero time helping any project outside of work (so no evenings, no weekends). This was the first major break I have taken from Python development since I . . .
Or, implicit compatibility is usually not a good thing
Over on python-ideas a discussion has broken out about somehow trying to make
p'/some/path/to/a/file return an instance of
pathlib.Path. This led to a splinter discussion as to why
pathlib.Path doesn't inherit from
str? I figured instead of burying my response to this question in the thread I'd blog about it to try and explain one . . .
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?
The . . .
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