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The standard library modules you never knew you needed


It's often said that Python comes with batteries included, meaning that the standard library can do basically anything except for maybe conjure bacon for you (though I heard that's coming in 3.8). I don't think we fully appreciate the sheer vastness of it, though, so I went through it module by module looking for hidden gems (sorry, eggs). This is a by no means exhaustive compilation of the useful, the underrated, and the funny.

Chances are you use the Python standard library on a daily basis -- or more likely, a more or less stable subset of it. The usual way we add things to the subset is by looking for a solution to a problem and ending up being pointed to a standard library module. That, however, means that the odds of you finding out that there is a whole module whose sole purpose is to tell you if a string is a Python keyword are very slim.

This talk is not aimed at any specific level of Python experience. We'll go over modules that are interesting in some way: mostly for their usefulness, but in some cases also simply for being wonderfully weird in some way.


Tag: 03.05.2019
Anfang: 12:00
Dauer: 01:00
Raum: F0.01
Track: PyDays 1
Sprache: en




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