[Python-Dev] "What's New" in docs

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Dec 11 23:41:01 EST 2003

>     Guido> Well, it's not exactly difficult to find the previous versions of
>     Guido> the docs from http://www.python.org/doc/ (hint: search for
>     Guido> "Previous versions" :-).
>     Guido> Isn't that enough?
> Sure, I suppose it's sufficient, but perhaps a bit cumbersome.  If you're
> trying to remember when some feature was added to the language (which is
> fairly common if you're trying to support an app on multiple versions of the
> interpreter I think), chaining straight back through What's New sections
> would make it easier.

The standard docs are sprinkled with "new in version 2.x" as well.

So I'm still questioning the value of keeping the "what's new in 2.x"
document around as part of the 2.(x+1) docs.  If you work with 2.x and
2.y, you should probably keep bookmarks for both sets of docs...

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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