Week 48/2017 - Python on Hacker News

PUBLISHED ON 2017-12-04 — PYTHON

The 5 most popular Python related submissions from 2017-11-27 to 2017-12-03.

  • Norvig’s Python programs to practice or demonstrate skills
    • Peter Norvig is the Director of Research at Google
    • Good code quality
    • Comments
  • Most popular Python packages now support Python 3
    • Currently 345 of 360 = 96%
    • The exceptions being: supervisor, carbon, graphite-web, ansible, google-apputils, newrelic_plugin_agent, python-cjson, python-openid, M2Crypto, python-ldap, diamond, INITools, python-cdb, pathtools, dendenci
    • This list can also be used to see which packages are most popular overall (I never saw a list like this on pypi.org although the data must come from there)
    • Comments
  • Checklist for Python libraries APIs
    • Great list, fully agreed
    • The PyCon 2017 talk this is based on is also great
    • Comments
  • Optimized Python Docker Image
    • Revsys compiled Python 3.5 and 3.6 with optimizations and got to an image that is 19% faster and 75% smaller than the official Python images
    • There is some criticism in the comments though
    • Comments
  • Ask HN: Real world examples of interaction between Python and Go?
    • No idea why this shows up as popular, there basically is no useful info in this comment thread as of now
    • Comments

All submissions via HN search.