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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RE[3]: I'm impressed
by eivind on Sat 1st Sep 2007 08:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I'm impressed"
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Yes, I'm aware that the 2.x branch will be maintained for years to come. But put it this way: If Python was just like Microsoft, they would wrap 2.4 into a new package, add a JavaScript utility and call it 3.0, and six months later they would release Python 95 ;)

Thank God (or someone, I dunno) that there're still sensible people in this world ;)

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