[python-uk] What trends should we watch Python during 2017..?

Thomas Hunger tehunger at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 07:09:46 EST 2016

I'm cautiously optimistic about http://mypy-lang.org/ though I'd prefer not
to have values as type annotations.

I think the JS community demonstrated that retrofitting types can be done
in a principled and nice way with TypeScript and flow so maybe we can do
that, too.

On 7 December 2016 at 11:24, Nicholas H.Tollervey <ntoll at ntoll.org> wrote:

> I've been asked to answer this. I've already replied but I wonder what
> the wider community think..?
> My response mentioned:
> * MicroPython bringing Python to embedded / IoT communities (and such
> communities into the Python world).
> * Python 2 / Python 3 (a perennial)
> * Python in education: with the micro:bit, Calliope (German micro:bit)
> and Adafruit all settling on MicroPython lots of kids and teachers will
> be learning Python next year. Also viz RPi - now the most successful
> computing in education project in history if measured in terms of
> devices shipped (and they promote Python too).
> * Python in data science. If the London PyData is anything to go by,
> things have only just started in this respect.
> Care to add anything else..? What about technical things to watch out
> for..? Will Larry complete his Gilectomey..?
> Season's greetings...
> N.
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