Beta 1 of the next version of everyone’s favorite language, Python, is now available. While most of the syntactic aren’t earth-shattering (for me), some of the module changes are. For example, the CJK Codecs package used in ccValidator are now part of the standard library, meaning one less external dependency to track. Strings have also gained an ‘rsplit’ method, meaning no more ‘astring.split()[-1]’, a hack I always had trouble defending.
Check out What’s New in 2.4 for all the details, or download here.