Catching up with Python

Am trying to catch up with Python where I left off years ago.

What have they done to the language when I was gone? It is no longer the simple language as before. The decorator syntax looks so .. well, Perlish. List comprehensions, in some ways very inappropriately named, took a few moments to sink in. It is great that it is concise, but then .. so was Perl! Look where it got “them” - Concise Perl programs looks not too different from a binary file open in a text editor.

There are so many changes to the language since 1.5.2. Does anybody know a place where I can get a list? I am already quite late. They are already discussing about the next major version now.

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