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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by Clinton on Fri 10th Oct 2008 07:56 UTC
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I'd just like to say that I have coded in C, C++, Java, C#, Pascal, Perl, Ruby, Python, and a few other languages and Python is by far my favorite one to work with. Sure, it doesn't do threading as well as other languages and it may not be as scalable, but I have never hit any of those barriers in my use of it and it has served me extremely well for many years. My gratitude goes out to all those who work on and make Python available.

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