Python’s Walrus Operator and Dict Comprehensions

Submitted by Sean on Fri, 03/03/2023 - 03:12

Python 3.8 added an assignment operator :=, also known as the “walrus operator” (rotate it 90 degrees clockwise and you’ll see why). A few use cases are described in this page on What’s New in Python 3.8, but despite the fact that it’s not so new anymore (it came out more than three years ago), I hadn’t found much use for it until recently. 

A Conversation about Bible Translation and Technology (with a Twist)

Submitted by Sean on Wed, 02/08/2023 - 19:17

I recently had the opportunity to talk to a very knowledgeable party about technology and Bible translation: here's a record of that chat. My questions are the section headers.

Describe the major challenges in Bible translation 

Bible translation is a complex and challenging process that involves several major difficulties, including: