Tall, Snarky Canadian

Python core developer. Python extension for VS Code developer. Tall, snarky Canadian.

Dec 31, 2018

An update on Python's governance

This post is meant to act as a summary of the current state of Python's governance as of the end of 2018. If you want to see an alternative take on what I

Jul 8, 2017

How I manage package version numbers

I recently helped someone release their first project on PyPI and I was asked why I did version numbers the way I did, so I figured I would share where my current thinking

May 27, 2017

Clarifying PEP 518 (a.k.a. pyproject.toml)

I was reading the latest issue of Pycoder's Weekly and they mentioned Thomas Kluyver's pull request to implement PEP 518 in pip. The newsletter linked to the reddit thread announcing the landing of

Apr 27, 2017

Designing an async API, from sans-I/O on up

While developing the CLA bot for CPython (aka, the Knights Who Say Ni), I decided to make it asynchronous, partially for performance reasons but also because I simply wanted to. 😁 The problem with

Mar 29, 2017

Customizing class creation in Python

When one thinks of ways of customizing classes at creation time, people probably typically think of metaclasses and class decorators. Metaclasses are at typically viewed as the beginning of class creation while class