Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Oct 2008 21:04 UTC, submitted by ganges master
General Development Python 2.6 has been released on October 1st. The major theme of this release is preparing the migration path to Python 3.0, a major redesign of the language. Whenever possible, Python 2.6 incorporates new features and syntax from 3.0 while remaining compatible with existing code by not removing older features or syntax. See the what's new docs for more details.
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RE: Yeah, greate
by Clinton on Fri 10th Oct 2008 01:37 UTC in reply to "Yeah, greate"
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I thought that would bug me when I first started using Python back in the 1.x days, and it did. However, it really stops being an issue after just a short while.

While I'm a die-hard fan of parenthesis and curly braces, I think Python's syntax forces good code formatting and makes your code very easy to read. Also, when a problem comes my way, the first language I reach for to solve it is Python, so I think the Python team must be doing something right; at least from my point of view.

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