|Tuesday, July 29, 2003|
July 29, 2003
SOURCE: Python Software Foundation
PYTHON SOFTWARE FOUNDATION (PSF) ANNOUNCES PYTHON VERSION 2.3
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., July 29, 2003 -- The Python Software Foundation (PSF) announces the release of version 2.3 of the Python programming language. This major release introduces performance enhancements, increased robustness, several minor language features, many additions to the extensive standard library, improved support for Mac OS X and several other Unix-based systems, and a large number of other improvements.
... and if the release of Python 2.3 w/first class OS X support were not enough ....
"The combination of the open source Unix-based core of Mac OS X running on PowerBook G4 high-performance portables has attracted a large number of developers using open source scripting languages like Python," said Bud Tribble, Apple's vice president of Software Technology. "Python 2.3 provides greatly improved support for existing Mac OS X users, and with the upcoming release of Panther, Apple will provide Python 2.3 developers direct access to APIs for the PDF-based Quartz graphics engine and QuickTime image formats."
Excellent. And, of course, PyObjC will continue to provide first class support for integrating Python and Objective-C, including full blown Cocoa application development using Python in place of Objective-C.
... and on my son's third birthday and everything.