Software Engineering Radio...

My drive to and from work is anywhere from 20 minutes to 40 minutes, depending on the traffic (fortunately, it’s often much closer to 20 minutes). If you know me at all, then you know I hate to waste 20 minutes just driving. I need to feel like I’m doing something useful with that time. I often spend it listening to NPR, but I also spend quite a bit of the time listening to podcasts.

Class Decorators...

I’m having a great time here at PyCon. Lots of good information all over the place, which is awesome. Add to it the friendliness of everyone, and you really have one of the best conferences ever.

I attended a talk on Class Decorators (PEP 3129), this past Saturday and was very surprised. First, I don’t remember hearing anything about it. Secondly, it had never occurred to me to use decorators to initialize a class–even without the syntactic sugar that is offered by 2.6. Having done a couple of things with metaclasses, I have to say that class decorators are a much better answer.