February 2021

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☑ Python 2to3: What’s New in 3.2

This is part 3 of the “Python 2to3” series which started with Python 2to3: What’s New in 3.0.

Another installment in my look at all the new features added to Python in each 3.x release, this one covering 3.2. There’s a lot covered including the argparse module, support for futures, changes to the GIL implementation, SNI support in SSL/TLS, and much more besides. This is my longest article ever by far! If you’re puzzled why I’m looking at releases that are years old, check out the first post in the series.

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7 Feb 2021 at 1:08PM in Software
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January 2021

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☑ Python 2to3: What’s New in 3.1

This is part 2 of the “Python 2to3” series which started with Python 2to3: What’s New in 3.0.

This article continues to series looking at features added in each release of Python 3.x, with this one covering the move from 3.0 to 3.1. It includes the new contains OrderedDict and Counter, making modules executable as scripts, and marking unit tests as known failures. If you’re puzzled why I’m looking at releases that are years old, check out the first post in the series.

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31 Jan 2021 at 8:45PM in Software
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☑ Python 2to3: What’s New in 3.0

This is part 1 of the “Python 2to3” series.

I was slow to make the transition from Python 2 to 3 in the first place, and I never felt like I kept up properly with the new features. So I’m going to aim to do a series of articles looking at a different Python version in each and go through the new features added and catch myself up properly. This one addresses features added in Python 3.0 beyond those already in 2.6, including Unicode by default, type annotations, and exception chaining.

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21 Jan 2021 at 9:21PM in Software
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April 2015

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☑ C++11: Library Changes: Pointers, Randoms, Wrappers and more

This is part 8 of the “C++11 Features” series which started with C++11: Move Semantics.

I’ve finally started to look into the new features in C++11 and I thought it would be useful to jot down the highlights, for myself or anyone else who’s curious. Since there’s a lot of ground to cover, I’m going to look at each item in its own post — this is the second of the final two that cover what I feel to be the most important changes to the standard template library.

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24 Apr 2015 at 11:33AM in Software
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☑ C++11: Library Changes: Threading, Tuples, Hashing and Regexes

This is part 7 of the “C++11 Features” series which started with C++11: Move Semantics.

I’ve finally started to look into the new features in C++11 and I thought it would be useful to jot down the highlights, for myself or anyone else who’s curious. Since there’s a lot of ground to cover, I’m going to look at each item in its own post — this is the first of the final two that cover what I feel to be the most important changes to the standard template library.

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13 Apr 2015 at 7:26AM in Software
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January 2014

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☑ C++11: Other language changes

This is part 6 of the “C++11 Features” series which started with C++11: Move Semantics.

I’ve finally started to look into the new features in C++11 and I thought it would be useful to jot down the highlights, for myself or anyone else who’s curious. Since there’s a lot of ground to cover, I’m going to look at each item in its own post — this one covers a miscellaneous set of language improvements which I haven’t yet discussed.

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19 Jan 2014 at 11:09PM in Software
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November 2013

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☑ C++11: Template changes

This is part 5 of the “C++11 Features” series which started with C++11: Move Semantics.

I’ve finally started to look into the new features in C++11 and I thought it would be useful to jot down the highlights, for myself or anyone else who’s curious. Since there’s a lot of ground to cover, I’m going to look at each item in its own post — this one covers improvements to template declaration and instantiation.

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26 Nov 2013 at 7:12AM in Software
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September 2013

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☑ C++11: Function and method changes

This is part 4 of the “C++11 Features” series which started with C++11: Move Semantics.

I’ve finally started to look into the new features in C++11 and I thought it would be useful to jot down the highlights, for myself or anyone else who’s curious. Since there’s a lot of ground to cover, I’m going to look at each item in its own post — this one covers various changes to function and method declaration and definition.

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17 Sep 2013 at 7:50PM in Software
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☑ C++11: Type inference and constant expressions

This is part 3 of the “C++11 Features” series which started with C++11: Move Semantics.

I’ve finally started to look into the new features in C++11 and I thought it would be useful to jot down the highlights, for myself or anyone else who’s curious. Since there’s a lot of ground to cover, I’m going to look at each item in its own post — this one covers automatic type inference and generalised constant expressions.

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4 Sep 2013 at 7:38PM in Software
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July 2013

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☑ C++11: Initialization

This is part 2 of the “C++11 Features” series which started with C++11: Move Semantics.

I’ve finally started to look into the new features in C++11 and I thought it would be useful to jot down the highlights, for myself or anyone else who’s curious. Since there’s a lot of ground to cover, I’m going to look at each item in its own post — this one covers changes to initialization of variables.

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15 Jul 2013 at 1:38PM in Software
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