November 2022

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.9 - Library Changes

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, we continue our look at Python 3.9 by going through the notable changes in the standard library. These include concurrency improvements with changes to asyncio, concurrent.futures, and multiprocessing; networking features with enhancements to ipaddress, imaplib, and socket; and some additional OS features in os and pathlib.

This is the 20th of the 28 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0. This article was preceded by What’s New in Python 3.9 - New Features.

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5 Nov 2022 at 2:32PM in Software
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July 2022

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.8 - Library Changes

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, we continue our look at Python 3.8, examining changes to the standard library. These include some useful new functionality in functools, some new mathematical functions in math and statistics, some improvements for running servers on dual-stack hosts in asyncio and socket, and also a number of new features in typing.

This is the 18th of the 28 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0. This article was preceded by What’s New in Python 3.8 - New Features.

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June 2022

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.7 - Library Updates

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, we complete our look at 3.7 by checking the changes in the standard library. These include three new modules, as well as changes across many other modules.

This is the 16th of the 28 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0. This article was preceded by What’s New in Python 3.7 - New Features.

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5 Jun 2022 at 2:40PM in Software
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August 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.6 - Module Updates

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, we finish our look at the updates in Python 3.6. This third and final article looks at the updates to library modules in this release. These include some asyncio improvements, new enumeration types and some new options for use with sockets and SSL.

This is the 14th of the 28 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0. This article was preceded by What’s New in Python 3.6 - More New Features.

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22 Aug 2021 at 12:56AM in Software
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July 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.5 - Module Improvements

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, this is the fourth looking at Python 3.5. In it we look at the major updates to the standard library which were made in this release. These include various Internet protocol module enhancements, some asyncio features, and some restrictions on regular expression syntax have been lifted.

This is the 11th of the 28 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0. This article was preceded by What’s New in Python 3.5 - Other Additions.

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April 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.4 - Part 1

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, this one is the first of two covering release 3.4. We look at a universal install of the pip utility, improvements to handling codecs, and the addition of the asyncio and enum modules, among other things.

This is the 6th of the 28 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0. This article was preceded by What’s New in Python 3.3 - New Features.

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July 2016

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☑ The State of Python Coroutines: asyncio - Callbacks vs. Coroutines

I recently spotted that Python 3.5 has added yet more features to make coroutines more straightforward to implement and use. Since I’m well behind the curve I thought I’d bring myself back up to date over a series of blog posts, each going over some functionality added in successive Python versions — this one covers more of the asyncio module that was added in Python 3.4.

This is the 3rd of the 4 articles that currently make up the “State of Python Coroutines” series, the first of which was The State of Python Coroutines: yield from. This article was preceded by The State of Python Coroutines: Introducing asyncio.

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5 Jul 2016 at 7:45AM in Software
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June 2016

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☑ The State of Python Coroutines: Introducing asyncio

I recently spotted that Python 3.5 has added yet more features to make coroutines more straightforward to implement and use. Since I’m well behind the curve I thought I’d bring myself back up to date over a series of blog posts, each going over some functionality added in successive Python versions — this one covers parts of the asyncio module that was added in Python 3.4.

This is the 2nd of the 4 articles that currently make up the “State of Python Coroutines” series, the first of which was The State of Python Coroutines: yield from.

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16 Jun 2016 at 8:29AM in Software
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