Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Aug 2007 19:17 UTC, submitted by ganges master
General Development Python 3.0, 'Python 3000', has reached its first public release. This version will be followed by beta releases throughout 2008, and the final release is scheduled for August 2008. "Python 3000 ('Py3k', and released as Python 3.0) is a new version of the language that is incompatible with the 2.x line of releases. The language is mostly the same, but many details, especially how built-in objects like dictionaries and strings work, have changed considerably, and a lot of deprecated features have finally been removed."
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I'm impressed
by eivind on Fri 31st Aug 2007 21:08 UTC
eivind
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2005-11-09

I respect how Python development seems to constantly be pursuing quality over maintaining backwards compatibility. An important part of optimization is being able to throw away efforts that are not suitable for the future, from a quality perspective.

I hope that the market will realize this over time, as well, and embrace the new possibilities the language seems to offer. Even if it will break existing programs.

I will *definitely* be looking into Python 3.0!

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