The West Yorkshire Python User Group (WYPy) have been meeting monthly since 2007. Our meetings are free, and usually include at least one talk, as well as a trip to the pub.
We'll be arriving at Old Broadcasting House from about 6:30 onwards for coffee and vaguely Python related chat. At 7:30 there is a talk, which is expected to last for about half an hour. After that we will head to a pub for more geeky chat.
The meetings are always good fun, and everyone of any level of experience or interest in Python is extremely welcome. Bring a friend!
Python and Ruby both are expressive, high level languages with many advanced features. Most differences between them are syntactic rather than semantic. However one feature that Ruby has and Python lacks are "blocks", and they are often touted as as one the best features of Ruby the language.
In this talk, I'm going to introduce the Ruby block feature, which is very useful but actually has some quite interesting semantics - they're more than just anonymous functions. We'll look at the use cases for blocks, and look at the idiomatic python solutions for those use cases, where they exist. We'll finish of with a discussion of whether blocks (as implemented in Ruby) would be a useful addition to Python.
The talk should be suitable to anyone who knows a bit about Python or Ruby.
Of Interest To:
This talk will be of particular interest to anywone who wants to compare Python with Ruby, or people interested in programming language design in general
Thursday 14 July. From 6:30pm, talk at 7:30. Pub afterwards.
Old Broadcasting House 148 Woodhouse Lane Leeds LS2 9EN
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