Re: [Python-Dev] [RELEASED] Python 3.3.0

Discussion in 'Python' started by Amit Saha, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Amit Saha

    Amit Saha Guest

    On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 10:18 PM, Georg Brandl <> wrote:
    > On behalf of the Python development team, I'm delighted to announce the
    > Python 3.3.0 final release.
    >
    > Python 3.3 includes a range of improvements of the 3.x series, as well
    > as easier porting between 2.x and 3.x. Major new features and changes
    > in the 3.3 release series are:
    >
    > * PEP 380, syntax for delegating to a subgenerator ("yield from")
    > * PEP 393, flexible string representation (doing away with the
    > distinction between "wide" and "narrow" Unicode builds)
    > * A C implementation of the "decimal" module, with up to 120x speedup
    > for decimal-heavy applications
    > * The import system (__import__) now based on importlib by default
    > * The new "lzma" module with LZMA/XZ support
    > * PEP 397, a Python launcher for Windows
    > * PEP 405, virtual environment support in core
    > * PEP 420, namespace package support
    > * PEP 3151, reworking the OS and IO exception hierarchy
    > * PEP 3155, qualified name for classes and functions
    > * PEP 409, suppressing exception context
    > * PEP 414, explicit Unicode literals to help with porting
    > * PEP 418, extended platform-independent clocks in the "time" module
    > * PEP 412, a new key-sharing dictionary implementation that
    > significantly saves memory for object-oriented code
    > * PEP 362, the function-signature object
    > * The new "faulthandler" module that helps diagnosing crashes
    > * The new "unittest.mock" module
    > * The new "ipaddress" module
    > * The "sys.implementation" attribute
    > * A policy framework for the email package, with a provisional (see
    > PEP 411) policy that adds much improved unicode support for email
    > header parsing
    > * A "collections.ChainMap" class for linking mappings to a single unit
    > * Wrappers for many more POSIX functions in the "os" and "signal"
    > modules, as well as other useful functions such as "sendfile()"
    > * Hash randomization, introduced in earlier bugfix releases, is now
    > switched on by default
    >
    > In total, almost 500 API items are new or improved in Python 3.3.
    > For a more extensive list of changes in 3.3.0, see
    >
    > http://docs.python.org/3.3/whatsnew/3.3.html


    Redirects to http://docs.python.org/py3k/whatsnew/3.3.html: 404 Not Found.

    Cheers,
    Amit.

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    Amit Saha, Sep 29, 2012
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    Hans Mulder, Sep 29, 2012
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