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Python 3.6 Released

On Friday, more than a year after Python 3.5, core developers Elvis Pranskevichus and Yury Selivanov announced the release of version 3.6. An anonymous reader writes:

InfoWorld describes the changes as async in more places, speed and memory usage improvements, and pluggable support for JITs, tracers, and debuggers. “Python 3.6 also provides support for DTrace and SystemTap, brings a secrets module to the standard library [to generate authentication tokens], introduces new string and number formats, and adds type annotations for variables. It also gives us easier methods to customize the creation of subclasses.”
You can read Slashdot’s interview with Python creator Guido van Rossum from 2013. I also remember an interview this July where Perl creator Larry Wall called Python “a pretty okay first language, with a tendency towards style enforcement, monoculture, and group-think…more interested in giving you one adequate way to do something than it is in giving you a


 

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