What makes Python so AWESOME

Summary

[EuroPython 2011] Raymond Hettinger - 20 June 2011 in "Track Spaghetti"

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Description

In a world of many programming languages, the popularity of Python continues to grow without bound. We examine what makes it special and how it influences the way we program:

  • what gives python its texture and feel
  • what features support rapid development
  • where does the readability come from
  • what features support economy of expression
  • look at the mix of lightweight tools and industrial grade tools
  • how easy is it to learn python? how hard is it to master
  • what can python do that other languages can't
  • what is the role of the python community
  • why does the license matter
  • does python just have zen or is there a python attitude?