Top 10 python features

Joseph Clark joeclark77 at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 17 18:49:27 CET 2013


I'm a Python newbie and already found a few things that I love about the language.
Among them:

- list/set comprehensions
- dictionaries and sets
- pickle/shelve

// joseph w. clark , phd , visiting research associate
\\ university of nebraska at omaha - college of IS&T
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> Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 01:21:45 +1100
> Subject: Re: Top 10 python features
> From: rosuav at gmail.com
> To: python-list at python.org
>
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:09 AM, Peter Otten <__peter__ at web.de> wrote:
> > Albert Vonpupp wrote:
> >
> >> I would like to know what are the top 10 most important features (on your
> >> opinion) in python.
> >
> > Amongst our weapons are
> >
> > - Generators
> > - Duck-Typing
> > - The Interactive Interpreter
> >
> > and an almost fanatical devotion to the Zen.
> >
> > Wait, I forgot dictionaries; it's dictionaries all the way down...
>
> That's five. Here's five more:
>
> * No variable declarations - keep your code simple
> * An *extensive* standard library
> * comp.lang.python / python-list, Python help 24/7!
> * Active development and constant improvements
> * Strong OS/platform support (many Linuxes have at least some version
> of Python either already installed or in the standard repository;
> Windows and Mac OS have ready-to-go binaries available on python.org;
> there are Pythons for various mobile platforms; even relative
> obscurities like OS/2 have their ports)
>
> Hmm. Side point regarding OS/2: I notice that
> http://www.python.org/getit/other/ points to a port of 2.4.4, but Paul
> Smedley has a port of 2.7.2:
> http://smedley.id.au/os2ports_new/index.php?page=python - what's the
> appropriate way to get that mentioned?
>
> ChrisA
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