Python is a dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be used for many kinds of software development. It offers strong support for integration with other languages and tools, comes with extensive standard libraries, and can be learned in a few days. Many Python programmers report substantial productivity gains and feel the language encourages the development of higher quality, more maintainable code.
Python runs on Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, OS/2, Amiga, Palm Handhelds, and Nokia mobile phones. Python has also been ported to the Java and .NET virtual machines.
Python is distributed under an OSI-approved open source license that makes it free to use, even for commercial products.
Core and Builtins
- Issue #6334: Fix bug in range length calculation for ranges with
- Issue #6329: Fixed iteration for memoryview objects (it was being blocked
because it wasn't recognized as a sequence).
- Issue #6314: logging.basicConfig() performs extra checks on the "level"
- Issue #6274: Fixed possible file descriptors leak in subprocess.py
- Accessing io.StringIO.buffer now raises an AttributeError instead of
- Issue #6271: mmap tried to close invalid file handle (-1) when anonymous.
- Issue #1202: zipfile module would cause a struct.error when attempting to
store files with a CRC32 > 2**31-1.
- Issue #5590: Remove unused global variable in pyexpat extension.