Python 2.0b1 is released!

Jeremy Hylton jeremy at
Thu Sep 7 04:07:00 CEST 2000

jnc at (John Carter) writes:

> On Tue, 05 Sep 2000 23:49:27 -0500, Guido van Rossum
> <guido at> wrote:
> >A unique event in all the history of Python: two releases on the same
> >day!  (At least in my timezone. :-)
> >
> >Python 2.0b1 is released.  The BeOpen PythonLabs and our cast of
> >SourceForge volunteers have been working on this version on which
> >since May.  Please go here to pick it up:
> I feel very sorry for python 1.6, all that work and most people wont
> even run it.

Most of the work that went into Python 1.6 produced features and bug
fixes that are still around in Python 2.0.  The new version is just
more, better, faster.  Well, maybe not faster; I haven't bothered to

-- Jeremy Hylton <>

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