I know Ruby very well. I believe that I may need to learn Python presently. For those who know both, what concepts are similar between the two, and what are different?
nil in Python, and what values are considered “truthy”; is it idiomatic to use the equivalent of
each , or are mumble somethingaboutlistcomprehensions mumble the norm?
If I get a good variety of answers I’m happy to aggregate them into a community wiki. Or else you all can fight and crib from each other to try to create the one true comprehensive list.
Edit : To be clear, my goal is “proper” and idiomatic Python. If there is a Python equivalent of
inject , but nobody uses it because there is a better/different way to achieve the common functionality of iterating a list and accumulating a result along the way, I want to know how you do things. Perhaps I’ll update this question with a list of common goals, how you achieve them in Ruby, and ask what the equivalent is in Python.