ANNOUNCE: Python 2.1 final release

Guido van Rossum
Tue, 17 Apr 2001 09:29:44 -0500

Yes, the *final* release of Python 2.1 is now available.  Thanks again
for all who helped!  Go here for downloads and information:

As a reminder, here's a list of some of the big new features in 2.1
(news since 2.0 was released in October 2000):

- nested scopes and __future__ directives
- rich comparisons and new coercion model
- warnings framework
- new build process (Unix)
- weak references
- function attributes
- unittest and doctest modules for automated testing
- ports to several new platforms, including Cygwin and RISCOS

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