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Python 3.4 Steps Closer With New Features

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Published on 09 September 2013 11:51 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The second alpha release of Python 3.4 is now available and with it comes a range of improvements over Python 3.3.

Among the changes to be found with today's Alpha 2 update of Python 3.4 include:

- A standardized enum module.
- Improved semantics for object finalization.
- Single-dispatch generic functions for the standard library.
- A new C API for custom memory allocators.
- Changing file descriptors so they are not inherited by default in sub-processes.
- Other small improvements and bug-fixes.

More details on Python 3.4 Alpha 2 can be found out about at Python.org.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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