Alpha Of Last Major 2.x Python Version Released

Python 2.7 Alpha 1 has been released. Python 2.7 is scheduled to be the last major version in the 2.x series before it moves into 5 years of bugfix-only mode. This release contains many of the features that were first released in Python 3.1.

What’s new in 2.7? .  Improvements in this release include:

  • An ordered dictionary type
  • New unittest features including test skipping and new assert methods.
  • A much faster io module
  • Automatic numbering of fields in the str.format() method
  • Float repr improvements backported from 3.x.
  • Tile support for Tkinter
  • A backport of the memoryview object from 3.x
  • New syntax for nested with statements


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