July 01, 2003
I've upgraded, and as usual with Python, It Just Works.
Cool stuff in there - see Andrew Kuchling's What's New in Python 2.3 for details.
Update: See also Alex Martelli's What's New in Python 2.3? for another overview, less exhaustive (which isn't like Alex), but which covers some of the most useful enhancements in some detail.
Posted to Python by Simon Brunning at July 01, 2003 10:13 AM
Call me old fashioned, but I'm waiting for the bug fixes in the full release. But thats because I'm using lots of 3rd party modules which haven't been upgraded yet. When wxPython, Python-MySQL, DCOracle2, cx_Oracle, etc. hit the magic number I'll upgrade.
Oh, and when it makes it into Debian testing as well.
Although, having said that I'm already using the logging module and optparse ;-)
I tend to build my own extensions, rather than using the installers. The ctypes package built beautifully - just unzipped the source to a temporary directory, entered:
at the shell, and it all just happened.
Problem is, mxBase *doesn't* build OK under 2.3, I've just found, which is a bit of a pain.
Its even more of a pain when you're on Windows and don't have Visual C++ (or equivalent .Net or whatever its called this week).
I'm prepared to chance my arm on a proper O/S but for Windows I have to wait for others to do the heavy lifting - ah, the bleeding edge.
I agree - without VC++, you'll certainly have to wait a while. But to live without enumerate()...
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