Saturday, December 05, 2009

Google App Engine

The Python dev environment. A very basic sample app that comes with the SDK - and which I managed to deploy without a lot of headache (and without having read the documentation!).

Python confusion least for a newbie.
  • lists: L = ['a', 'b', 'this is another element', 1, [1, 2, 3]]. Can do a L.append(), len(L), L.pop(), etc
  • tuples: T = 1, 2, 3, 4, 'this is a tuple element'. Or T1 = () for an empty tuple, T2= 'one element tuple', . None of the functions listed above apply.
  • sets: S = {1, 2, 3, 'set element'}. The items must be unique and set functions are available. S = set(L) converts list to set (removes duplicates in the process).