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   import rlcompleter
   import rlcompleter
   readline.parse_and_bind('tab: complete')
   readline.parse_and_bind('tab: complete')
  # readline.parse_and_bind ("bind ^I rl_complete") # for osx
   historyPath = os.path.expanduser("~/.pyhistory")
   historyPath = os.path.expanduser("~/.pyhistory")
   def save_history(historyPath=historyPath):
   def save_history(historyPath=historyPath):

Revision as of 14:32, 16 May 2010

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From 2010/05/16 14:00:00 to 2010/05/16 20:00:59
Presenters (2):
Whitespace Blekerijstraat 75, Gent, Belgium
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What kind of workshop is this?

This will be a beginners workshop, things I (fs111) want to cover.:

  • Brief introduction in the who, what and where in python
  • Hello World and the interactive interpreter
  • control structures
  • built-in types (numbers, strings, lists, dicts, sets etc.) and higher level functions
  • input/output
  • module system (imports)
  • objects and classes and types
  • documentation system
  • neat little tricks and features you should know (generators, list comprehension, slicing)
  • some modules from the standard lib that you should know (OS interface, filesystem, option parsing, xml?, network stuff etc.)
  • Q/A all the time of course

How long will the workshop last?

I really don't know. I try to cover the stuff mentioned above and then we can go into freestyle hacking, where we help each other out I guess. As long we do not run out of mate we can go on :-) The list of topics usually too long for one session, so expect a second one.

What do I need to participate?

I will use the latest release of the Python 2.x series which is 2.6 right now. 3.x is out already for some time but the adoption is low and a big number of 3rd party modules are not ported yet. So what I would expect from you is that you have the following installed:

  • python 2.6, which can be downloaded here
  • a text editor of choice, anything will do, I use vim. Tips for vim and Python here.
  • a shell
  • some programming knowledge is really helpful, but this is a hackerspace, you should have seen code before :-)

How much does it cost?

It is free for members and non members are kindly asked to make a donation, the more, the better!

What language will this workshop be in?

PYTHON!!!!11 No srsly, I will do it in English.

setting up readline completion

 export PYTHONSTARTUP=$HOME/.pythonrc
 # Add auto-completion and a stored history file of commands to your Python
 # interactive interpreter. Requires Python 2.0+, readline. Autocomplete is
 # bound to the Esc key by default (you can change it - see readline docs).
 # Store the file in ~/.pystartup, and set an environment variable to point
 # to it:  "export PYTHONSTARTUP=/home/user/.pystartup" in bash.
 # Note that PYTHONSTARTUP does *not* expand "~", so you have to put in the
 # full path to your home directory.
 import atexit 
 import os
 import readline
 import rlcompleter
 readline.parse_and_bind('tab: complete')
 # readline.parse_and_bind ("bind ^I rl_complete") # for osx
 historyPath = os.path.expanduser("~/.pyhistory")
 def save_history(historyPath=historyPath):
     import readline
 if os.path.exists(historyPath):
 del os, atexit, readline, rlcompleter, save_history, historyPath
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