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Python 3.3 Now Available

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Published on 01 October 2012 06:54 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The latest version of the Python programming language is now version 3.3.

Python 3.3 presents new modules, a C implementation of the decimal module for up to a 120x speed-up in decimal-heavy applications, various bug-fixes, new modules, changes to the import system, wrappers for many more POSIX functions, and hash randomization is now enabled by default. New modules to Python 3.3 include faulthandler, unittest.mock, ipaddress, and lzma for LZMA/XZ compression. There's also a new yield from expression and the u'unicode' syntax is accepted again for string objects.

More details on the Python 3.3 release are available from the Python.org 3.3 release page.

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