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Keynote - What Makes Python Awesome

Summary

Show the specific features that make Python more than just another scripting language.

Description

Raymond Hettinger, a Python core developer for over decade, offers his perspective on what differentiates Python from other scripting languages.

Ten years ago, Python was equal to other scripting languages in terms of its expressiveness. Since then, it has pulled very far ahead using a number of advanced technologies: list comprehensions, iterators, generators, generator expressions, decorators, context managers, metaclasses, and abstract base classes.

Each of these capabilities were added in a way that respected the language's reputation for readable, beautiful code. Together, the toolset offers unique capabilities for rapid application development and maintainable code.