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Py3k I18n

Improving on Sam Ruby's example, to show that, in Python 3.0, code (names) can use unicode characters (also, the default encoding of the interpreter now is utf-8):

$ python3.0

Python 3.0a3+ (py3k:61959, Mar 26 2008, 21:02:26)

[GCC 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu6)] on linux2

Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more


>>> Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiøn = 'Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiøn'

>>> print(len(Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiøn))



Use with care :)

30 Mar 2008 (updated 31 Mar 2008 at 18:10 UTC) »
WebRant 2.0

Its a bit strange that all that some "technologists" have to say about Silverlight and Flex is "w00t! bling!".

The Web is about openness - human-readable data. MSFT should stop trying to pervert it and help the WHATWG.

28 Feb 2008 (updated 20 May 2008 at 14:27 UTC) »
Interesting emergent software

Long time no blog. So, to break the silence for a second, here is a list of cool new software that I have played with recently:

  • CouchDB
    Schemaless, document-oriented database, uses JSON as the document Representation and provides a simple RESTfull API. Written in Erlang, with concurrency in mind. Recently adopted by the Apache Foundation incubator.

  • Io language
    Prototyped Object-Oriented programming language. Minimum syntax, litle enough to fit in my head :), and lot better than Smalltalk syntax. Supports differential inheritance. Growing library, with Unit Test already, for example.

  • Haiku OS
    Still in pre-alpha state, but already usable. Free software Revival of BeOS, binary compatible with R5. I will post some screenshots as soon as I get Firefox running on it.

Django Wikiapp

Checkout while it is hot: django-wikiapp

"RedirectedIO context manager and redirect_io decorator" recipe

My first recipe on ASPN.

13 Nov 2007 (updated 16 Nov 2007 at 13:09 UTC) »
Reinteract is fun. I present you rehtml:

[UPDATE] Forget the code you saw here, and checkout this project. Also take a look at this list of extensions.

Ubuntu 7.10 released - Bittorrent links

TODO(wnload) when I get at home:

Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop (i386) torrent

Ubuntu 7.10 Server (i386) torrent

Last week: 3 days teaching Python at FATEC. Thanks people, that was awesome!

Last weekend: Installed Foresight on my laptop. Great distro. More on that later.

Immutable Bytes PEP

It seems that the Py3k "bytes" will be immutable (just like the Python 2.x "str"), and a "buffer" type will be mutable. Just see the new PEP 3137

4 Sep 2007 (updated 4 Sep 2007 at 12:58 UTC) »

Update: Do you know of any other migration initiative? Please, tell me!

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