Sysadmins who seldom need to read Python code may come to a screeching halt when they encounter conversions. This article introduces these Python constructs and shows how to interpret them.
System administrators are not generally programmers, but they frequently need to read code. In these situations, the shortcuts and condensed coding practices of expert programmers can hinder the comprehension of anyone less familiar with those techniques. Yet some of those coding patterns are very effective, and developers should not avoid them simply for the sake of readability. One such technique is that of comprehensions in Python.