[nycbug-talk] BSD license compatable, Python 3.0 Released

Isaac Levy ike at lesmuug.org
Thu Dec 4 08:11:33 EST 2008

Hi All,

For those who dig Python (and any high-level languages), the long- 
awaited 'Python 3000' release is out- the first totally clean break in  
the language in years, totally backwards-incompatible with earlier  
Python- (a lot has been cleaned up).

A notable license based cleanup:

"This Python distribution contains *no* GNU General Public License
(GPL) code, so it may be used in proprietary projects.  There are
interfaces to some GNU code but these are entirely optional."

Additionally, the bulk of the changes seriously simplify using the  
high-level language for day-to-day tasks; for example with integers,  
int and long are now just one thing- int.  Also, the core libraries  
have been cleaned up and boiled down!  This is exciting both from a  
simpler-to-use perspective, as well as reducing the securable surface  
area of the language as a whole.


Happy hacking!


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