[python-uk] 2nd London Python Dojo - 18:30 15 October 2009 at Fry-IT

Nicholas Tollervey ntoll at ntoll.org
Wed Oct 7 10:27:47 CEST 2009

Yes, I realise my mistake... ;-)

Just out of interest, what helpful features over and above the regular  
python shell does ipython/bpython provide, and how will this enhance  
the Dojo..?

I don't mean to put you on the spot, but if I learned anything from  
the last Dojo it was that putting people in front of unfamiliar tools  
makes the Dojo more intimidating and uncomfortable (one more thing to  
learn / get to grips with in addition to solving the problem at hand).

However, if it will make the Dojo easier then we must use it - I  
*personally* think part of the reason for coding in public is to  
discover new development tools and "wrinkles" that we can all learn  
from! Perhaps we should just make it available and highlight it for  
those who wish to use and demonstrate it (as Dave suggested).


On 7 Oct 2009, at 09:11, Ed Singleton wrote:

> On 6 Oct 2009, at 21:21, Nicholas Tollervey wrote:
>> As for IronPython... I suppose that'll need some thought before- 
>> hand for the purposes of configuration. I know the Resolver guys  
>> will be there to call on for help and I don't mind getting the  
>> thing to run on Mono on my MacBook, but I think the whole subject  
>> of IronPython/Jython/Pypy and cPython alternatives might be a good  
>> subject for a show-and-tell type dojo (make your Python write once,  
>> run everywhere).
> I think he meant ipython http://ipython.scipy.org/, the interactive  
> python shell, not IronPython.
> ipython (or bpython http://www.bpython-interpreter.org/) is a good  
> idea.  Particularly for 'investigative' programming.
> Ed
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