Dear freshmeat.net subscriber,
sempre just announced version 2.7 beta 1 of Python on freshmeat.net.
The changes are as follows:
New features include an ordered dictionary type, new unittest features including
test skipping and new assert methods, a much faster io 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, dictionary views, a new syntax for nested "with"
statements, and 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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