WYLUG Monthly Meeting: Monday 14 Jan 2008


Tom Hall: Why I love Python

A talk on the programming language Python, in 3 parts (feel free to leave in the interludes if you have had enough)

Part 1: Past, Present, Future.

A bit of history and the design of the language, a look at all the implementations available today, quick tour of built-in and commonly used modules and future plans.

Part 2: Language overview

A quick tour of the language: builtin types, control structures, using modules etc.

Part 3: Recent Magic.

Some relatively recent changes that make programming Python even more pleasurable. Decorators, Generators, List comprehensions, Iterators, Functools and anything else I can fit in. Again a whirlwind tour, but you should be impressed and want to read up on these some more.


  • Monday, 08 Oct 2007


  • 6:30 p.m. Tea and coffee and chat.
  • 7:00 p.m. First talk or presentation.
  • 8:30 p.m. (ish) Pub and more chat.


Active Learning Lab., (Level 9, near staircase 2)
E.C. Stoner Building (aka Physics/Admin)
University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds UK


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