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Submission + - Progress on next-generation Python

An anonymous reader writes: A couple of years ago, Guido Van Rossum undertook a major overhaul of the Python language called Python 3000. Despite the fact that Python is older than languages like Java and Javascript, Guido's initial design decisions have held up remarkably well over the years. Nevertheless, it was inevitable that after 15 years, a language designer would like to redo some things. Guido says: "The idea was that Python 3000 would be the first Python release to give up backwards compatibility in favor of making it the best language going forward." Now Guido says that Python 3000 is on-track (modulo a 2 month schedule slip). Will this release prepare Python for competition with Perl 6 and Ruby 2? Does it matter?

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