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On behalf of the Python development team, I'm happy to announce the
first of two beta preview releases of Python 3.2.

Python 3.2 is a continuation of the efforts to improve and stabilize the
Python 3.x line. Since the final release of Python 2.7, the 2.x line
will only receive bugfixes, and new features are developed for 3.x only.

Since PEP 3003, the Moratorium on Language Changes, is in effect, there
are no changes in Python's syntax and built-in types in Python 3.2.
Development efforts concentrated on the standard library and support for
porting code to Python 3. Highlights are:

* numerous improvements to the unittest module
* PEP 3147, support for .pyc repository directories
* PEP 3149, support for version tagged dynamic libraries
* PEP 3148, a new futures library for concurrent programming
* PEP 384, a stable ABI for extension modules
* PEP 391, dictionary-based logging configuration
* an overhauled GIL implementation that reduces contention
* an extended email package that handles bytes messages
* countless fixes regarding bytes/string issues; among them full
support for a bytes environment (filenames, environment variables)
* many consistency and behavior fixes for numeric operations
* a sysconfig module to access configuration information
* a pure-Python implementation of the datetime module
* additions to the shutil module, among them archive file support
* improvements to pdb, the Python debugger

For a more extensive list of changes in 3.2, see

http://docs.python.org/3.2/whatsnew/3.2.html

To download Python 3.2 visit:

http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.2/

Please consider trying Python 3.2 with your code and reporting any bugs
you may notice to:

http://bugs.python.org/


Enjoy!

- --
Georg Brandl, Release Manager
georg at python.org
(on behalf of the entire python-dev team and 3.2's contributors)

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  • Łukasz Langa at Dec 7, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Wiadomo?? napisana przez Georg Brandl w dniu 2010-12-06, o godz. 22:46:

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    On behalf of the Python development team, I'm happy to announce the
    first of two beta preview releases of Python 3.2.

    Python 3.2 is a continuation of the efforts to improve and stabilize the
    Python 3.x line. Since the final release of Python 2.7, the 2.x line
    will only receive bugfixes, and new features are developed for 3.x only.

    Since PEP 3003, the Moratorium on Language Changes, is in effect, there
    are no changes in Python's syntax and built-in types in Python 3.2.
    Development efforts concentrated on the standard library and support for
    porting code to Python 3. Highlights are:

    [snip]
    * configparser 1.1: new API using the mapping protocol access, support for pluggable interpolation handlers, additional interpolation handler (ExtendedInterpolation) which supports the zc.buildout syntax, support for alternative option/value delimiters, support for customization of accepted INI file structure (e.g. comment prefixes, name of the DEFAULT section, indentation, empty lines in multiline values, etc.), support for specifying encoding for read operations, ConfigParser class deprecated in favor of SafeConfigParser, lots of other small changes.

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    Best regards,
    ?ukasz Langa
    tel. +48 791 080 144
    WWW http://lukasz.langa.pl/

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