On behalf of the Python development team, I'm thrilled to announce the first production release of Python 3.1.
Python 3.1 focuses on the stabilization and optimization of the features and changes that Python 3.0 introduced. For example, the new I/O system has been rewritten in C for speed. File system APIs that use unicode strings now handle paths with undecodable bytes in them. Other features include an ordered dictionary implementation, a condensed syntax for nested with statements, and support for ttk Tile in Tkinter. For a more extensive list of changes in 3.1, see http://doc.python.org/3.1/whatsnew/3.1.html or Misc/NEWS in the Python distribution.
To download Python 3.1 visit:
The 3.1 documentation can be found at:
Bugs can always be reported to:
-- Benjamin Peterson Release Manager benjamin at python.org (on behalf of the entire python-dev team and 3.1's contributors)