Python 2.0b1 is released!

Robin Becker robin at
Wed Sep 6 16:24:56 CEST 2000

In article <8p5hq3$bj7$1 at>, Aahz Maruch <aahz at>
>In article <39B645EF.3EBD336C at>,
>Nick Bower  <bowern at> wrote:
>>umm... could someone tell me why python 2.0 is not called python 1.61
>>(going by the relase schedule and amount of changes).  Is there *really*
>>that much difference between python 2.0 and 1.6 that a major version
>>change was required?
>It's partly the changes (and there are a number of them) and partly to
>signify that Python is now BeOpen Python.
With all the various Pythons I think it silly to become one of a herd;
why couldn't it just be Python?
Robin Becker

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