When Pythons Attack (article)

Anand Pillai pythonguy at Hotpop.com
Wed Feb 11 13:13:53 CET 2004


Great article indeed...

A small suggestion. Perhaps you could continue the article
as a series. In the next edition you could add more "gotchas"
like the performance problem with string concatenation and
replacing it with "".join(...) paradigm, gotchas with
anonymous functions using lambdas in list comprehensions
w.r.t performance etc.

Alex Martelli does a decent job of listing some performance
hacks in his nutshell, but it would be great if this is
summarized as an Internet article somewhere. You would be
the right person.

-Anand B Pillai,
Python Hobbyist/Consultant,
Bangalore, INDIA.


"Robert Brewer" <fumanchu at amor.org> wrote in message news:<mailman.1425.1076431157.12720.python-list at python.org>...
> Mark wrote:
> > O'Reilly just posted an article I wrote,
> > which describes the most common mistakes 
> > made by Python beginners.  It's available
> > at this direct link:
> > 
> > http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/python/2004/02/05/learn python.html
> 
> which, besides being a stellar article, starts with the gem:
> 
> "Python may be one of the simplest and most flexible programming
> languages out there, but it is still a programming language. It still
> has syntax, datatypes, and the occasional dark corner inhabited by
> sorcerers named Tim."
> 
> QOTW, ROFL, etc...
> 
> Nice work, Mark!
> 
> 
> Robert Brewer
> MIS
> Amor Ministries
> fumanchu at amor.org



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