I use multitasking as a measure of the success of our regular team meetings.
If someone has time to reply to emails or finish their code during the meeting, then the topic doesn’t concern them, and it’s a waste of their time. It’s that easy.
The worst thing you can do here is to reprehend. Saying that someone is not paying attention and you are disappointed is a reaction of a lousy school teacher. Effectively, you just got a very clear signal, but you prefer to ignore it and shoot the messenger. Instead, when I talk with my colleagues, I emphasize that multitasking is valuable information for the facilitator and a sign that it’s time to change something. …
I’m a big fan of type hints, and I honestly don’t understand why some people find it ugly or unpythonic.