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.
- improved Python zip application support.
- additional unpacking generalizations.
- "%-formatting" for bytes and bytearray objects.
- a new operator (@) for matrix multiplication.
- os.scandir(), a fast new directory traversal function.
- adding support for automatic retries of interrupted system calls.
- change StopIteration handling inside generators.
- the typing module, a new standard for type annotations.
- math.isclose(), a function for testing approximate equality.
- making the Windows Python launcher aware of virtual environments.
- eliminating .pyo files.
- a new and improved mechanism for loading extension modules.
- coroutines with async and await syntax.