Tuesday, June 18 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Adventures in Dunderland: The Python Data Model for Perl Mongers

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Last year I left academia and got a job at a startup as a Python programmer. I thought I knew the language pretty well, but a few months in I was surprised to discover a language feature I hadn't known about. Python classes have special methods that can be used to have the classes pretend to be built-in types like lists and dictionaries. They're kind of a cross between tied variables and roles, but they're really their own thing. And if you're primarily interacting with packages via log messages they can be hard to discover if you don't know they exist.

This will be mostly a talk about Python, but where possible I'll compare things to similar features in Perl.

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Walt Mankowski

Walt's a recovering ivory tower computer scientist and reluctant Python programmer who enjoys pointing out things that Perl does better than Python to his coworkers. He enjoys Perl, regular expressions, high-performance computing, and Futurama.

Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
d) Pittsburgh Room

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