Appendix D. Migrating to Python 2.0

This book was originally planned to cover Python 1.5.2 and its transition to version 1.6. However, as release 2.0 was about to be released when the book was ready to go to the printer, we decided to make the necessary changes throughout the book in order to cover the new features that are part of the 2.0 release.

This appendix gives you a general overview about what has changed. More detailed information can be found inside each chapter of this book.

The release 2.0, launched by BeOpen/PythonLabs, starts a new life for Python as important features were incorporated to the product; many bugs were fixed; the code has become better documented; and a couple of optimizations were made.

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