December 2022

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.10 - Library Changes

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, we conclude our look at Python 3.10 by looking at updates to the standard library modules.

This is the 23rd 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 3.10 - Other New Features.

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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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July 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.6 - More New Features

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, we continue our look at the features added in Python 3.6. This second article looks at some more of the new features added to the language added in this release. These include a new secrets module, a new implementation of the dict object and better support for path-like objects.

This is the 13th 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 - New Features.

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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 2

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, this one is the second of two covering release 3.4. We look at improvements to the way multiprocessing spawns child processes, various powerful new facilities for code instrospection, improvements to garbage collection, and a lot more besides.

This is the 7th 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 3.4 - Part 1.

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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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March 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.3 - More New Features

The second of my two articles covering features added in Python 3.3, this one talks about a large number of changes to the standard library, especially in network and OS modules. I also discuss implicit namespace packages, which are a bit niche but can be useful for maintaining large families of packages.

This is the 4th 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 3.2.

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