[melbourne-pug] Next meeting: Monday 7th March @ RMIT
gcross at fastmail.fm
Tue Feb 1 05:28:44 CET 2011
On Tue, 01 Feb 2011 14:53 +1100, "Richard Jones"
<r1chardj0n3s at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thanks for the great meeting last night. It's always nice to see a
> bunch of new faces!
> I've confirmed the RMIT lecture room booking for the rest of the year
> (well until November since I can't book December until September ...
> er :-) The calendar has been updated with these meeting dates (get it
> via http://bit.ly/mpug) Please start thinking about things you might
> tell us all about. Stuff you discover, create or use over the next
> month. Also there's several of us that'll take requests (I've
> previously done some quick talks on various bits of Python
> syntax/semantics and am happy to do so again).
It was a great meeting (and sorry for bailing before dinner, but I had
another commitment to get to).
Given the number of people who were (relatively or completely) new to
Python who came along, I think it would be a good idea to more
experienced people volunteer to give talks about parts of Python that
are (a) useful and (b) probably unfamiliar to programmers coming from
Lots of ideas come to mind:
a) what's the difference between tuples, lists and dictionaries? when
should I use one or the other?
b) using decorators
c) generators, list comprehensions etc
d) what's the difference between Python 2.x and Python 3?
e) people's favourite modules that aren't in the standard library (eg. I
didn't know about the "e" module that you spoke about last night)
I'll put my money where my mouth is and do an overview of decorators at
next month's meeting.
Anyone else want to volunteer a talk to help Python newcomers?
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