Dear freshmeat.net subscriber,
sempre just announced version 2.7 of Python on freshmeat.net.
The changes are as follows:
This release contains many of the features that were first released in Python
3.1. An ordered dictionary type. New unittest features including test skipping
and new assert methods. A much faster I/O module. Automatic numbering of fields
in the str.format() method. Float repr improvements backported from 3.x. Tile
support for Tkinter. A backport of the memoryview object from 3.x. Set literals.
Set and dictionary comprehensions. Dictionary views. A new syntax for nested
with statements. The sysconfig module.
Python is an interpreted, interactive,
object-oriented programming language. It combines
remarkable power with very clear syntax, and isn't
difficult to learn. It has modules, classes,
exceptions, very high level data types, and
dynamic typing. There are interfaces to many
system calls and libraries, as well as to various
windowing systems (Tk, Mac, MFC, GTK+, Qt,
wxWindows). New built-in modules are easily
written in C or C++. Python is also usable as an
extension language for applications that need a
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