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Episode 160: Inheriting a Large Python Code Base & Building a GUI With Kivy

The Real Python Podcast

Jun 16, 2023 49m

What are the unique challenges of a large Python code base? What techniques can you implement to simplify the management of a big project? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder’s Weekly articles and projects.

We discuss a recent thread on Hacker News about working with a large Python code base. Christopher advises configuring tests and using tools to keep your code consistent across an organization. He also answers several questions about code complexity, typing, and leveraging third-party libraries.

We cover several other articles and projects from the Python community, including news from the Python Language Summit, Kivy for GUI development, the power of bit manipulation, the removal of unused import statements in your code, and a Python-based iOS project for adding reminders about links from a podcast.


  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:01:43 – Python 3.13 Removes 20 Stdlib Modules
  • 00:03:20 – Making the Global Interpreter Lock Optional
  • 00:04:52 – What Is the Standard Library For?
  • 00:06:14 – Python’s .__call__() Method: Creating Callable Instances
  • 00:11:40 – The Power of Bit Manipulation
  • 00:15:39 – Using Kivy for GUI Development
  • 00:21:18 – Video Course Spotlight
  • 00:22:43 – How Do You Deal With Large Python Code Bases?
  • 00:40:50 – unimport: Remove Unused Import Statements in Your Code
  • 00:42:36 – Update:
  • 00:43:20 – memocast: Add links heard in podcasts into iOS reminders
  • 00:47:42 – A request to listeners
  • 00:48:20 – Thanks and goodbye

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