Python 2.0b1 is released!

Vladimir Marangozov Vladimir.Marangozov at
Wed Sep 6 14:23:27 CEST 2000

Matthias Huening wrote:
> >Guido van Rossum <guido at>
> >
> > There's Only One Way To Do It.
> >
> Hhmm...
> Python 1.6
> Python 2.0
> ActivePython
> ...??

As long as you drop some scripts of yours in Lib and package a tarball
available on the Web, it is safe to add MatthiasPython to the list <wink>.

Seriously, no matter how many different packages will see the sun,
they will all rely on the same core functionality and language features.

But the packaging is one thing. Your list contains version numbers.
Version numbers reflect the evolution of the core language: both in
functionality, in the status of the "standard Library", and in the core
support of the language.

This means that whenever you see two distinct versions (1.6 vs. 2.0) for
two releases, be they effectively released to the public the same day (!),
you have to expect some major differences between them. Guido's outlined
some of these in the announcement. See the Misc/NEWS file in the source
distribution for more.

       Vladimir MARANGOZOV          | Vladimir.Marangozov at | tel:(+33-4)76615277 fax:76615252

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