Pycon 2014 Recap

Pycon 2014 Recap

Personal highlights from PyCon 2014 in Montreal.

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Lars Yencken

June 02, 2014
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    . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . import asyncio @asyncio.coroutine def greet_every_two_seconds(): while True: print(’Hello World’) yield from asyncio.sleep(2) loop = asyncio.get_event_loop() loop.run_until_complete(greet_every_two_seconds())
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