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Python 3.0 Released

Python Software Foundation: We are pleased to announce the release of Python 3.0 (final), a new production-ready release, on December 3rd, 2008.

I’m particularly looking forward to Text Vs. Data Instead Of Unicode Vs. 8-bit.


That Text vs. Data thing is quite nice.  I highly approve of forcing an explicit conversion to get from one to the other.  If only I could get over my issues with semantic white-space.

Posted by Bob Aman at

Python 3.0: Text vs. Data Instead Of Unicode vs. 8-bit

Python 3.0 (Py3K) is out. I’m with Sam Ruby — this seemingly simple change of paradigm from “Unicode vs. 8-bit” to “Text vs. Data” is a breath of fresh air. What’s inconsistent in this new version though is...

Excerpt from dready blog v2.0 at

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