Archive for June, 2016

In the last post, I introduced the concepts of the module object, module, and package, concrete objects that exist within the Python runtime, as well as some basic ideas about packaging, finding, and loading. In this post, I’ll go over the process of finding, what it means to find something, and what happens next. A […]

A minor bug in the Hy programming language has led me down a rabbit hole of Python’s internals, and I seem to have absorbed an awful lot of Python’s import semantics. The main problem can best be described this way: In Python, you call the import function with a string; that string gets translated in […]

14Jun

The weirdest interview I ever had…

Posted by Elf Sternberg as chat

The weirdest interview I ever had was shortly after I got laid off from Isilon. One-fifth of Isilon had been laid off in one brutal morning, and I was among them. The economy was deep into the recession, and like everyone else who had been laid off recently I had put out my resume and […]


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