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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My Hopes
by exigentsky on Sun 2nd Sep 2007 10:42 UTC
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I hope Python 3.0 will have a more systematic and well-organized standard library. Unlike for Java, there seem to be no enforced naming conventions.

Moreover, I hope Python 3.0 will be COMPLETELY object oriented, like Ruby but with easier syntax. Currently, it feels patched on in too many ways and makes me reminiscent of C++. For example to open a file it's "f = open("text.txt")" but to close it it's "f.close()".

All of these inconsistencies and impurities needed to be eliminated. Although, Python in its current form is already one of my favorite languages.

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