Python 3.0a1

Like others, the first thing I checked was the unicode default:

sean@lenny:~$ /usr/local/py3k/bin/python
Python 3.0a1 (py3k, Aug 31 2007, 17:11:43)
[GCC 4.1.2 20060928 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.1-13ubuntu5)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> len('Patara Yüzey Araştırmasının ön Verileri Hakkında')

That's a record from the Pleiades bibliography.


Re: Python 3.0a1

Author: Matthew Giger

I'm excited for v3.0, but they need to focus more on speed and modularity enhancements in my opinion.

Re: Python 3.0a1

Author: Justin Bronn

Personally, I'd prefer they tackle 'big issues' before focusing on optimization. I'd much rather have a slower version than a fast (but buggy) 3.0.