#337: Backtracking For a Package
Published Tue, May 23, 2023, recorded Tue, May 23, 2023
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Michael #1: Ruff PyCharm plugin
- via John Hagen
- Ruff PyCharm plugin has great integration, it will highlight Ruff lint errors in the IDE as you type and you can even apply Alt+Enter (
⌥⏎on Mac) quick fixes through the IDE.
- Ruff will automatically fix the fixable issues.
- John also added additional PyCharm-specific instructions for black/Ruff
Brian #2: Writing Python like it's Rust
- Rust lessons guiding use of types and type hints in Python
- Add type hints tun function signatures
- Use dataclasses instead of tuples or dictionaries to increase clarity and type safety
- Union types to clarify
Michael #3: Pip 23.1 Released - Massive improvement to backtracking
- Pip 23.1 was released last month
- Highlight the significant improvement in backtracking that is part of the requirement resolver process in Pip. This process involves Pip finding a set of packages that meet your requirements and whose requirements themselves don't conflict.
- Prior to Pip 20.3, the default process for Pip would allow conflicting requirements to install if they were transitive dependencies where the last one specified would be the one installed.
- Once the new resolver was turned on by default it immediately hit problems where backtracking would get stuck for a long time.
- Pip separates out the resolution logic into a library called resolvelib. It had been discovered that there was a logical error under certain circumstances, and also there was a known better backtracking technique it could employ called backjumping.
- Both of these were recently fixed and implemented in resolvelib, which were then vendored in to Pip 23.1.
Brian #4: Markdown Code Runner
markdown-code-runneris a Python package that automatically executes code blocks within a Markdown file, including hidden code blocks, and updates the output in-place.
- Works with Python & Bash
- see also cog
- Use code SPRING2023 to get 50% off “Python Testing with pytest, 2nd edition” before June 1.
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python3 -m venv --upgrade-deps venv(via John Hagen)
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