-This is Python version 2.0
+This is Python version 2.0.1, a bugfix release for Python 2.0
+Copyright (c) 2001 Python Software Foundation.
Copyright (c) 2000 BeOpen.com.
-Copyright (c) 1995-200
0 Corporation for National Research Initiatives.
+Copyright (c) 1995-200 Corporation for National Research Initiatives.
Copyright (c) 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum.
What's new in this release?
-See the file "Misc/NEWS"; see also this URL:
+See the file "Misc/NEWS".
If you don't read instructions
scripting, numeric computing and system testing. Python is often
find out more about what Python can do for you, point your browser to
-BeOpen.com offers corporate support, custom development and
-sponsorships for Python. Contact <email@example.com> for more
-BeOpen Python releases include pre-built Python executables for major
-platforms and are available from PythonLabs.
New Python releases and related technologies are published at
labs.com/. Come visit us!
+http://www.python/. Come visit us!
-The present Python community web site is http://www.python.org/.
-BeOpen.com is developing a next-generation community site for Python
-and is looking for volunteers to help make this an even better
-resource than the existing community site. If you know Python well
-and would like to volunteer to work with us on this project, please
-contact <firstname.lastname@example.org> with a summary of your skills.
+There's also a Python community web site at http://starship.python.net/.
Newsgroups and Mailing Lists
For help, if you can't find it in the manuals or on the web site, it's
best to post to the comp.lang.python or the Python mailing list (see
above). If you specifically don't want to involve the newsgroup or
-mailing list, send questions to <email@example.com> (a group of
-volunteers who answer questions as they can). The newsgroup is the
-most efficient way to ask public questions.
+mailing list, send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org (a group of volunteers
+who answer questions as they can). The newsgroup is the most
+efficient way to ask public questions.
(Some of these may no longer apply. If you find you can build Python
-on these platforms without the special directions mentioned here, mail
-to <email@example.com> so we can remove them!)
+on these platforms without the special directions mentioned here,
+submit a documentation bug report to SourceForge (see Bug Reports
+above) so we can remove them!)
64-bit platforms: The modules audioop, imageop and rgbimg don't work.
Don't try to enable them in the Modules/Setup file. They
All subdirectories created will have Python's version number in their
name, e.g. the library modules are installed in
-"/usr/local/lib/python2.0/" by default. The Python binary is
-installed as "python2.0" and a hard link named "python" is created.
-The only file not installed with a version number in its name is the
-manual page, installed as "/usr/local/man/man1/python.1" by default.
+"/usr/local/lib/python<version>/" by default, where <version> is the
+<major>.<minor> release number (i.e. "2.0", even though this is Python
+2.0.1). The Python binary is installed as "python<version>" and a
+hard link named "python" is created. The only file not installed with
+a version number in its name is the manual page, installed as
+"/usr/local/man/man1/python.1" by default.
If you have a previous installation of a pre-2.0 Python that you don't
This installs the same set of files as "make install" except it
-doesn't create the hard link to "python2.0" named "python" and it
-doesn't install the manual page at all.
+doesn't create the hard link to "python<version>" named "python" and
+it doesn't install the manual page at all.
The only thing you may have to install manually is the Python mode for
Emacs found in Misc/python-mode.el. (But then again, more recent
Of course, there are also binary distributions available for these
-platforms -- see http://www.python
+platforms -- see http://www.python/.
To port Python to a new non-UNIX system, you will have to fake the
effect of running the configure script manually (for Mac and PC, this
There's an excellent Emacs editing mode for Python code; see the file
Misc/python-mode.el. Originally written by the famous Tim Peters, it
is now maintained by the equally famous Barry Warsaw (it's no
-coincidence that they now both work
at PythonLabs). The latest
+coincidence that they now both work ). The latest
version, along with various other contributed Python-related Emacs
-goodies, is online at
<http://www.python.org/emacs/python-mode >. And
+goodies, is online at http://www.python.org/emacs/python-mode. And
if you are planning to edit the Python C code, please pick up the
-latest version of CC Mode
<http://www.python.org/emacs/cc-mode >; it
+latest version of CC Mode http://www.python.org/emacs/cc-mode; it
contains a "python" style used throughout most of the Python C source
files. (Newer versions of Emacs or XEmacs may already come with the
latest version of python-mode.)
config.log Log from last configure run
config.status Status from last run of the configure script
getbuildinfo.o Object file from Modules/getbuildinfo.c
2.0.a The library archive
+libpython.a The library archive
python The executable interpreter
tags, TAGS Tags files for vi and Emacs
---Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python
+--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python/~guido/)