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Python = Syntactic Sugar?

Episode #441, published Wed, Dec 6, 2023, recorded Wed, Nov 1, 2023

You've probably heard the term "syntactic sugar", that is, syntax within a programming language that is designed to make things easier to read or to express. It makes the language "sweeter" for human use. It turns out Brett Cannon has spent 2 years diving into and writing about Python's sweet language features and how they really work down inside CPython. He joins me on the show today to dive into a few of the more relevant posts he's written about it.

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Brett Cannon: @brettcannon@fosstodon.org

Syntactic sugar series: snarky.ca
Syntactic sugar: wikipedia.org
Unravelling attribute access in Python: snarky.ca
Unravelling binary arithmetic operations: snarky.ca
Unravelling the import statement: snarky.ca
record-type: pypi.org
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Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm

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