Python 2.0b1 is released!

Moshe Zadka moshez at
Wed Sep 6 16:22:36 CEST 2000

On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Nick Bower wrote:

> Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > A unique event in all the history of Python: two releases on the same
> > day!  (At least in my timezone. :-)
> >
> 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?

Yes. Augmented assignments, for one thing. 
Moshe Zadka <moshez at>
There is no IGLU cabal.

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