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Episode #86: Python at StackOverflow

Published Thurs, Nov 24, 2016, recorded Wed, Nov 2, 2016.

If you run into a problem with some API or Python code what do you do to solve it? I personally throw a few keywords into google, sometimes even before checking the full docs.

Why does this work? Because invariably an excellent conversation and answer from StackOverflow comes back with just what I need.

This week you'll meet Martijn Pieters. One of the top Python contributors at StackOverflow with over 16,500 questions answered and a reputation of over 500,000.

Links from the show:

Martijn Pieters on the web: zopatista.com
Martijn Pieters on StackOverflow: stackoverflow.com/users/100297/martijn-pieters
Martijn Pieters on Twitter: @zopatista
Scaling Mercurial at Facebook: code.facebook.com/posts/218678814984400/scaling-mercurial-at-facebook

Top Questions:
Set literal gives different result from set function call:
stackoverflow.com/questions/40226063/set-literal-gives-different-result-from-set-function-call
What is a metaclass in Python?:
stackoverflow.com/questions/100003/what-is-a-metaclass-in-python
Asking the user for input until they give a valid response:
stackoverflow.com/questions/23294658/asking-the-user-for-input-until-they-give-a-valid-response
Accessing class variables from a list comprehension in the class definition:
stackoverflow.com/questions/13905741/accessing-class-variables-from-a-list-comprehension-in-the-class-definition
Why is Python 3.x's super() magic?: stackoverflow.com/questions/19608134/why-is-python-3-xs-super-magic
Why is "1000000000000000 in range(1000000000000001)" so fast in Python 3?:
stackoverflow.com/questions/30081275/why-is-1000000000000000-in-range1000000000000001-so-fast-in-python-3/
Why does range(0) == range(2, 2, 2) equal True in Python 3? :
stackoverflow.com/questions/35004162/why-does-range0-range2-2-2-equal-true-in-python-3/
Why is the order in dictionaries and sets arbitrary?:
stackoverflow.com/questions/15479928/why-is-the-order-in-dictionaries-and-sets-arbitrary

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Martijn Pieters
Martijn Pieters
Martijn Pieters is a community moderator and prolific Python expert on Stack Overflow. He works at Facebook, where he helps keep source control systems in working order.


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