Python 2.0b1 is released!
breiter at usf.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE
Wed Sep 6 14:12:27 CEST 2000
In article <200009060449.XAA02145 at cj20424-a.reston1.va.home.com>,
Guido van Rossum <guido at beopen.com> writes:
> A unique event in all the history of Python: two releases on the same
> day! (At least in my timezone. :-)
> - Augmented assignment, e.g. x += 1
I cannot resist saying that I still consider this an archane "C" -like
feature which should be better solved with the replace or macro
function of the editor. I always liked the clearness of the normal
x = x + 1
Just my personal opinion. I guess it has all been discussed by the
developers for the good. :)
> - Extended print statement, e.g. print >> file, "Hello"
I am not sure that I like this one ether.
> There's one bit of sad news: according to Richard Stallman, this
> version is no more compatible with the GPL than version 1.6
Please make sure that this is resolved soon and python will be GPL
compatible. Otherwise python will loose a lot of attraction for the
free software community.
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