New features planned for Python 4.0

With the release of Python 3.8 coming soon, the core development team has asked me to summarize our latest discussions on the new features planned for Python 4.0, codename ‘ouroboros: the snake will eat itself’. This will be an exciting release and a significant milestone, many thanks to the hard work of over 100 contributors. After heated debate on the mailing list, the 79-character line limit prescribed by PEP8 will be updated.
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Python at Netflix

As many of us prepare to go to PyCon, we wanted to share a sampling of how Python is used at Netflix. We use Python through the full content lifecycle, from deciding which content to fund all the way to operating the CDN that serves the final video to 148 million members. We use and contribute to many open-source Python packages, some of which are mentioned below. If any of this interests you, check out the jobs site or find us at PyCon.
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A quick dive into Python’s “__slots__”

For my first Medium article, we’re going to go into a quick and easy way to speed up your Python code (and pass those pesky HackerRank tests where you’re just a bit short on time!), as well as some of the technical implementation details for the curious. For instances of this class, you can use self.x and self.y in the same ways as a normal class instance. However, one key difference between this and instancing from a normal class is that you cannot add or remove attributes from this class’ instances.
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