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

Nicholas H.Tollervey ntoll at ntoll.org
Wed Dec 7 10:32:36 EST 2016


Async related stuff was something I thought about mentioning to the
person who asked me (but it was made clear these were non-technical
things they wanted to watch) so dropped it.

Now that micro:bit is both slowing down and speeding up in different
ways I'm trying to find time to work on my DHT project (drogulus) and
migrate it to the new syntax. Who knows, I may even get it to actually
work. ;-)


On 07/12/16 12:20, Cory Benfield (Lukasa) wrote:
>> On 7 Dec 2016, at 11:24, Nicholas H.Tollervey <ntoll at ntoll.org>
>> wrote:
>> Care to add anything else..? What about technical things to watch
>> out for..? Will Larry complete his Gilectomey..?
> For my part, I think there’s a lot of really interesting work going
> on in the asynchronous networking space in Python, both in terms of
> the literal work people are doing but also in terms of the technical
> discussions being had.
> The most interesting single technical development in this space was
> probably the introduction of the ‘async’ and ‘await’ keywords in
> Python 3.5. Even though these followed on from the introduction of
> asyncio, they accidentally provided a much richer API that allowed
> for experiments like David Beazley’s curio[0] project. This has
> managed to provide a new lease on life for the development of
> protocol stacks and APIs for asynchrony.
> There’s lots of great work going on in this space, and it’s really
> refreshing to see Python become one of the foremost languages for
> investigating new methods of managing concurrency.
> While I’m here I’ll also note PyPy 3.5 as being a huge project that
> I’m really looking forward to. PyPy has been one of the biggest
> reasons for me to still be Python 2.7-first, so having an opportunity
> to have a really fast interpreter with Python 3.5’s features is a
> huge thrill.
> Cory
> [0]: https://github.com/dabeaz/curio 
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