Issue #494

Python Secures TIOBE #1 Spot, Guido on Python Performance, 3.10 Updates, and More

Oct. 12, 2021

Python Secures TIOBE #1 Spot, Guido on Python Performance, 3.10 Updates, and More
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Beating C and Java, Python Becomes the #1 Most Popular Programming Language, Says TIOBE
ZDNet reports that Python “is now the most popular language, according to one popularity ranking.” “For the first time in more than 20 years we have a new leader of the pack…” the TIOBE Index announced this month. “The long-standing hegemony of Java and C is over.”
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Python C API: Add Functions to Access PyObject
“The PyObject structure prevents indirectly to optimize CPython. We will see why and how I prepared the C API to make this structure opaque. It took me 1 year and a half to add functions and to introduce incompatible C API changes (fear!)”
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Using Pygame to Build an Asteroids Game in Python
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Exploring the New Features of Python 3.10
Python 3.10 is here! This week on the show, two former guests and Real Python authors return to talk about the new features and changes in Python 3.10.
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What’s Great About Python 3.10?
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Guido van Rossum on Improving Python’s Performance
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Articles & Tutorials


Representing Rational Numbers With Python Fractions
In this tutorial, you’ll learn about the Fraction data type in Python, which can represent rational numbers precisely without the rounding errors in binary arithmetic. You’ll find that this is especially important in financial and other high-precision applications.
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Tips for Debugging With print()
“If you’re embarrassed at debugging with print(), please don’t be - it’s perfectly fine! Many bugs are easily tackled with just a few checks in the right places. As much as I love using a debugger, I often reach for a print() statement first.”
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Python’s sum(): The Pythonic Way to Sum Values
In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Python’s sum() function to add numeric values together. You also learn how to concatenate sequences, such as lists and tuples, using sum().
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Understanding All of Python, Through Its Builtins
“Python has a whole lot of builtins that are unknown to most people. This guide aims to introduce you to everything that Python has to offer, through its seemingly obscure builtins.”
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How to Generate a PDF With Python
Learn how to create a PDF with Python and ReportLab. You’ll learn about Canvas methods, PLATYPUS, Paragraphs, Tables and more.
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Integrating a Lua Interpreter into Python With lupa
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New to Python: How to Manage Architecture Choices?
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Finding and Reporting an asyncio Bug in Python 3.10
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Three Uses for functools.partial() in Django
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