In the year and a half since I last posted here, I’ve posted occasionally on other sites, on other topics, but I’ve left this one alone. Now I’m thinking that it’s time to return to this site with some more Pythonic content. I’ve got a couple of reasons for this return…
A new project – The Quick Python Book, 2nd ed.
One reason to switch to more Pythonic posts is that I’ve just started working on a second edition of Manning Publication’s The Quick Python Book. Originally done in 2000 and based on Python 1.5, I’ve been hired to revise it for Python 3.0. So far, it’s been interesting to see how stable the language has been, but it’s also made me see how the changes in 3.0 are definitely worth the break in compatibility. The more I work with the new print function, for example, the more I like it. It’s a trivial thing, I know, but I’m looking forward to a Python 3.0 future.
Python 3.0 in general
Python 3.0 in general is another reason to come back to this site. Not only is the change giving me a book gig, it’s creating a certain demand for information on how to manage that change. As I run across things that can help, I’m going to post them here.