Ned Batchelder

Makefile help target

4 April

In a pull request today, I was struck again by the difficulty of providing a “help” target for Makefiles. The make command doesn’t natively have a way to see what targets are available, because the set is dynamic and large, so we are left to cobble things together ourselves. » more..

Is Python interpreted or compiled? Yes.

29 March

A common question: “Is Python interpreted or compiled?” Usually, the asker has a simple model of the world in mind, and as is typical, the world is more complicated. » more..

What’s in which Python 3.4–3.6?

22 March

This is the third in a series of summarizations of what’s in each release of Python. The first two were What’s in which Python 2.x? and What’s in which Python 3.0–3.3?. » more..

A Python gargoyle

26 February

In the #python IRC channel today, someone asked: » 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

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Text

words I wrote

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