March 2021

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☑ Python 2to3: What’s New in 3.3 - Part 1

The fourth Python 3.x release brought another slew of great new features. So many, in fact, that I’ve split this release into two articles, of which this is the first. Highlights in this part include yield from expressions, mocking support in unittest and virtualenv suppport in the standard library.

This is the 4th of the 14 articles that currently make up the “Python 2to3” series, the first of which was Python 2to3: What’s New in 3.0. This article was preceded by Python 2to3: What’s New in 3.2.

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6 Mar 2021 at 11:11PM in Software
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February 2021

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☑ Python 2to3: What’s New in 3.2

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.

This is the 3rd of the 14 articles that currently make up the “Python 2to3” series, the first of which was Python 2to3: What’s New in 3.0. This article was preceded by Python 2to3: What’s New in 3.1.

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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 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.

This is the 2nd of the 14 articles that currently make up the “Python 2to3” series, the first of which was Python 2to3: What’s New in 3.0.

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

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.

This is the 1st of the 14 articles that currently make up the “Python 2to3” series.

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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

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.

This is the 8th of the 8 articles that currently make up the “C++11 Features” series, the first of which was C++11: Move Semantics. This article was preceded by C++11: Library Changes: Threading, Tuples, Hashing and Regexes.

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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

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.

This is the 7th of the 8 articles that currently make up the “C++11 Features” series, the first of which was C++11: Move Semantics. This article was preceded by C++11: Other language changes.

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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

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.

This is the 6th of the 8 articles that currently make up the “C++11 Features” series, the first of which was C++11: Move Semantics. This article was preceded by C++11: Template changes.

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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

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.

This is the 5th of the 8 articles that currently make up the “C++11 Features” series, the first of which was C++11: Move Semantics. This article was preceded by C++11: Function and method changes.

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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

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.

This is the 4th of the 8 articles that currently make up the “C++11 Features” series, the first of which was C++11: Move Semantics. This article was preceded by C++11: Type inference and constant expressions.

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

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.

This is the 3rd of the 8 articles that currently make up the “C++11 Features” series, the first of which was C++11: Move Semantics. This article was preceded by C++11: Initialization.

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4 Sep 2013 at 7:38PM in Software
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