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I heard that two big changes to arcpy will be add-ins and new, faster cursors. Also, new features include "the ability to administer your enterprsie geodatabase (ArcSDE) using Python scripting" and "Dynamic legend creation." I was wondering if anyone knew of other specific changes, maybe something overheard at the 2011 user conference. A changelog of all the changes would be ideal, but I haven't had luck finding anything.

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closed as not constructive by whuber Jul 27 '11 at 13:39

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This is a little too speculative and invites debate. You already know what ESRI said will be there. Anything else is speculation. Once it is released this question will be moot. –  Sean Jul 27 '11 at 11:35
@Sean Yes, and it's a temporally localized question. Nevertheless, it has interest to many GIS people. Why not carry on the discussion in chat? (Almost anyone can create a chat room.) –  whuber Jul 27 '11 at 13:39

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I was rather hoping they'd include new functionality along the lines of 'don't become ridiculously slow if you are in a loop to the point of making doing this function redundant' and also the 'if you include a service Pack, possibly best to check it doesn't ruin existing functionality before you release it' bug fix.

Call me picky...

Seriously hacked off with ArcGIS at the mo. Seems to be very problematic.

I have just been told, that 10.1 will address memory leaking, which is an issue, although the fact that aggregatePoints no longer works in SP2, may not be addressed.

They have robbed Peter, to pay Paul...

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No comment on the downvote? What didn't you like? ESRI person perhaps? –  Hairy Jul 28 '11 at 6:43

My Esri rep told us multiple times that you will be able to attach ArcPy scripts to buttons (like you can with VB) but I have not found any written documentation of that. Other than that what you listed are the only features I have heard touted as of now.

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