Ned Batchelder

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The Lone Confused Expert

 8 July

If you participate in mailing lists or IRC long enough, you will encounter a type of person I call The Lone Confused Expert. These are people who know a lot, but have gotten something wrong along the way. » more..

Coverage.py 4.0a6

 21 June

A new alpha of Coverage.py 4.0 is available: coverage.py 4.0a6. (Yes, there are many alphas: I'm changing a lot, and want to let it bake well before locking things in.) » more..

Math factoid of the day: 53

 16 June

53 is a hex-palindrome: 5310 = 3516, or in programming terminology: 53 == 0x35. » more..

Writing pylint plugins

 30 May

Of the popular Python static checkers, pylint seems to be the most forceful: it raises alarms more aggressively than the others. This can be annoying, but thankfully it also has detailed controls over what it complains about. » more..

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Code

software I made

  • ▫ Aptus ·· a Mandelbrot set explorer
  • ▫ coverage.py ·· for measuring Python code coverage
  • ▫ hyphenate ·· for hyphenating words with the Liang/Knuth algorithm
  • » more code..

Text

words I wrote

 ·· I'm a software developer with a long career, a wife and three boys, one autistic. I help organize Boston Python. » more..

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