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Thursday, 6th April 2006

Exciting stuff in Python 2.5

Python 2.5 alpha 1 is out, and as usual the What’s New in Python 2.5 document provides a pleasant overview of the new features. There are some real treats in there. While I’m hoping that the syntax for conditional expressions will grow on me, I’m looking forward to Partial function application becoming a common Python idiom. Relative imports are going to make Django applications a lot easier to redistribute, and I can’t wait to see all the crazy hacks that result from the introduction of coroutines.

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Running Your Rails App Headless. Pretty sweet new feature of Rails 1.1. # 8:40 pm

Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta. Virtualization for OS X. # 2:24 pm

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