Python 2.0b1 is released!

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Fri Sep 8 09:19:17 CEST 2000


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On 6 Sep 2000 12:12:27 GMT, Bernhard Reiter <breiter at usf.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE> wrote:
>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. :-)
>
>Congratulations.
>
>>   - 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


What about the clearness of:

   self.bigLongVariableName = self.bigLongVariableName + 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.

I would have preferred:

   file << "Hello"

and replace print with:

   cout << "Hello"

But I don't mind the new syntax.


Since I categorize Python more as a scripting language, I tend to prefer
>> to write to a file, like in most shell scripting languages.


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