This is the resources page for my talk, Easier Classes: Python Classes Without All the Cruft. This page contains information about the slides, links to tools and resources I mentioned in my talk, other recordings of this talk, information about me. If you'd like to start a conversation with me or keep up with my work, you can find details on me at the bottom of this page.
You can find the slides for the talk here.
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The most important links
I talked about both third-party packages and standard library modules during my talk. Here are links to the most important things I discussed in order:
Recording of this talk
You can watch the recording of this talk below.
The "B Sides" slides
There are a few interesting dataclasses features that I didn't mention during my talk. Some of these I didn't mention for the sake of time and some of these dive just a bit more into dataclasses than I had planned in this talk.
These missing slides include the following extra information:
- If you wish dataclasses supported a specific bit of extra field-specific functionality, you might be able to implement it yourself by adding metadata to each of your dataclass fields.
- If you'd like to make some fields ignored in equality and ordering comparisons, you can make non-comparable dataclass fields.
- You can also use a factory function for default values with the
- And you can make generated attributes that are made after initialization with the init=False field argument and a
You can find me presenting some of these slides in this live online presentation I gave for the PyHouston meetup.
- How to make an iterator in Python
- TUple ordering and deep comparisons in Python
- "Dataclasses are here! Now what?" - Scott Irwin
- A brief tour of Python 3.7 dataclasses
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