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Python 3.2.1 Released

July 12, 2011, 11:13 a.m.
The new python version just released!


  • numerous improvements to the unittest module

  • PEP 3147, support for .pyc repository directories

  • PEP 3149, support for version tagged dynamic libraries

  • PEP 3148, a new futures library for concurrent programming

  • PEP 384, a stable ABI for extension modules

  • PEP 391, dictionary-based logging configuration

  • an overhauled GIL implementation that reduces contention

  • an extended email package that handles bytes messages

  • a much improved ssl module with support for SSL contexts and certificate
    hostname matching

  • a sysconfig module to access configuration information

  • additions to the shutil module, among them archive file support

  • many enhancements to configparser, among them mapping protocol support

  • improvements to pdb, the Python debugger

  • countless fixes regarding bytes/string issues; among them full support
    for a bytes environment (filenames, environment variables)

  • many consistency and behavior fixes for numeric operations

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