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.
* Fix directory traversal attack on CGIHttpRequestHandler.
* Fixed the opening of Python source file with specified encoding.
* Fixed xmlcharrefreplace tests on wide build when tests are loaded from .py[co] files.
* Revert OS X installer built-in Tcl/Tk support for 2.7.6. Some third-party projects, such as Matplotlib and PIL/Pillow, depended on being able to build with Tcl and Tk frameworks in /Library/Frameworks.