Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Python 3000 - Google Video

Python 3000 road map, status, and what this means for the average Python user.

Source: Python 3000 - Google Video

Guido, creator of Python talks about what is going to be included in Python 3000. For instance, right now in Python 2.4 if you have a list such as:

>>> a_list = [2, 1, ""]

>>> a_list.sort()

You get back a sorted list:

>>> a_list

[1, 2, '']

In Python 3000 you should get a TypeError. 

One of the many items that might be useful to Python programmers coding future proof code, is covered by this talk.