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Free Software Magazine: Thrills, Chills, and Pictures from PyCON 2007

Feb 27, 2007, 03:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terry Hancock)

"I've come back from day two of PyCON, exhausted and red-eyed, but also really excited. I've learned about several different ways to integrate C libraries into Python, including ctypes which, though an old library, has only entered the standard library in Python 2.5 (released earlier this year). I've heard the story of modern cyberpunk heroes braving the wrath of the information police, patching code on the fly to evade the notice of the oppressive governments they are exposing for their censorship practices (that is so cool). I've heard Guido van Rossum promise to break all of our code with 'Python 3000,' which will become an actual Python 3.0 release sometime later this year or next year (for a long a time, it was primarily regarded as a science fictional release--complete with alien code and monster backwards incompatibilities). Seriously, it turns out it’s not going to be that bad. I took a number of nice pictures, which are not the world's best photography, but far better than last year. And there's more..."

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