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Python 3.4.0 released
« on: March 18, 2014, 01:14:45 AM »
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Python 3.4 includes a range of improvements of the 3.x series, including hundreds of small improvements and bug fixes. Major new features and changes in the 3.4 release series include:

    PEP 428, a "pathlib" module providing object-oriented filesystem paths
    PEP 435, a standardized "enum" module
    PEP 436, a build enhancement that will help generate introspection information for builtins
    PEP 442, improved semantics for object finalization
    PEP 443, adding single-dispatch generic functions to the standard library
    PEP 445, a new C API for implementing custom memory allocators
    PEP 446, changing file descriptors to not be inherited by default in subprocesses
    PEP 450, a new "statistics" module
    PEP 451, standardizing module metadata for Python's module import system
    PEP 453, a bundled installer for the *pip* package manager
    PEP 454, a new "tracemalloc" module for tracing Python memory allocations
    PEP 456, a new hash algorithm for Python strings and binary data
    PEP 3154, a new and improved protocol for pickled objects
    PEP 3156, a new "asyncio" module, a new framework for asynchronous I/O

The full "What's New" document lists all major changes.