[RELEASED] Python 2.7 alpha 4
On behalf of the Python development team, I'm overjoyed to announce the fourth alpha release of Python 2.7.
Python 2.7 is scheduled (by Guido and Python-dev) to be the last major version in the 2.x series. Though more major releases have not been absolutely ruled out, it's likely that the 2.7 release will an extended period of maintenance for the 2.x series.
2.7 includes many features that were first released in Python 3.1. The faster io module, the new nested with statement syntax, improved float repr, set literals, dictionary views, and the memoryview object have been backported from 3.1. Other features include an ordered dictionary implementation, unittests improvements, a new sysconfig module, and support for ttk Tile in Tkinter. For a more extensive list of changes in 2.7, see http://doc.python.org/dev/whatsnew/2.7.html or Misc/NEWS in the Python distribution.
To download Python 2.7 visit:
Please note that this is a development release, intended as a preview of new features for the community, and is thus not suitable for production use.
The 2.7 documentation can be found at:
Please consider trying Python 2.7 with your code and reporting any bugs you may notice to:
-- Benjamin Peterson 2.7 Release Manager benjamin at python.org (on behalf of the entire python-dev team and 2.7's contributors)