The DFW Pythoneers had a great meeting this past Saturday, with 8 people showing up on the holiday weekend. We discussed Python descriptors, properties and lazy/cached computation, and then went into an informal discussion about metaclasses and played with a simple example. The ideas we covered took a bit of effort to get your head around, but everyone seemed to appreciate their value when we wrapped up.
For those that don't know, the more formal presentations for our club are archived at:
* 2005-07-17-Serving-Web-Content-using-Python/ * 2005-08-17-Storing-Data-using-Python/ * 2006-03-25-About-Python-Eggs.odt * 2006-03-25-About-Python-Eggs.pdf * 2006-06-24-Python-Design-Patterns.odt * 2006-06-24-Python-Design-Patterns.pdf * 2006-07-08-Python-Design-Patterns-2.odt * 2006-07-08-Python-Design-Patterns-2.pdf * 2006-07-08-Python-Design-Patterns-Handout.odt * 2006-08-12-Python-2.5.odt * 2006-08-12-Python-2.5.pdf * 2006-08-12-Python-Design-Patterns-3.odt * 2006-08-12-Python-Design-Patterns-3.pdf * 2006-11-25-FunWithDescriptors/
And we have a slowly growing set of club projects at the following page. Note however that many of them are experimental or unfinished, so don't expect polished ready-to-run source.
* DBUS/ * GnomeApplets/ * HalResponder/ * MailClients/ * PongInvaders/ * PyCon/ * PyIE/ * TwistedAddressbook/ * TwistedBase/ * TwistedCalendar/ * TwistedTaskmaster/ * challenges/ * googlewhack/ * rpmcleaner/
Last, at a recent meeting I went over the infrastructure of the Python advocacy website I'm working on, written in Zope 3. Still a bit rough, for those who've asked, here is where you can find the source:
I hope to see you at a future meeting. For meeting details, check out:
Jeff Rush DFW Pythoneers Organizer