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Michael #1: PyCon 2024 is up?
- May 15 - May 23, 2024 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Conference breakdown:
- Tutorials: May 15 - 16, 2024
- Main Conference and Online: May 17 - 19, 2024
- Job Fair: May 19, 2024
- Sprints: May 20 - May 23, 2024
- Tickets aren’t on sale yet
- Unfortunately, I’m not going (see health and safety guidelines)
- Attendance numbers over time on Wikipedia
Brian #2: Ruff formatter is production ready
- We reported the alpha release in September
- It’s fast, 30x faster than Black
- Provides >99.9% compatibility with Black, with a list of known deviations
- More configurable
- Bundled with ruff,
- Still in Beta, but considered production-ready
- Integration extensions for VSCode and PyCharm
Michael #3: gil--;
- The Python Steering Council has now formally accepted PEP 703 ("Making the Global Interpreter Lock Optional in CPython")
- The global interpreter lock will remain the default for CPython builds and python.org downloads.
- A new build configuration flag, --disable-gil will be added to the configure script that will build CPython with support for running without the global interpreter lock.
- "In short, the SC accepts PEP 703, but with clear provisio:
- that the rollout be gradual and break as little as possible,
- that we can roll back any changes that turn out to be too disruptive – which includes potentially rolling back all of PEP 703 entirely if necessary (however unlikely or undesirable we expect that to be)."
- Removing the global interpreter lock requires substantial changes to CPython internals, but relatively few changes to the public Python and C APIs.
- The implementation changes can be grouped into the following four categories:
- Reference counting
- Memory management
- Container thread-safety
- Locking and atomic APIs
Brian #4: Why is the Django Admin “Ugly”?
- Vince Salvino
- Some great quotes from the article:
- "The Django admin is not ugly, rather, no effort was made to make it a beautiful end-user tool.” - Ken Whitesell
- “The admin’s recommended use is limited to an organization’s internal management tool. It’s not intended for building your entire front end around.” - Django docs
- “The Django admin was built for Phil.” - Jacob Kaplan-Moss
- “Even in the 0.9x days we used to have a image that said “Admin: it’s not your app”.” - Curtis Maloney
- As Curtis put it, “encouraging people to build their own management interface, and treat admin as a DB admin tool, has saved a lot of people pain... the effort to customise it grows far faster than the payoffs.”
- Data Science Jumpstart with 10 Projects course is out!
- PSF is X-ed out (or are they?)
- GPT4All is pretty excellent
- Fosstodon invites from us (expires Nov 7 2023)