The what's new looks truly amazing, with pathlib and asyncio being my favourite additions.
Thanks for all the hard work.

On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 5:57 PM, Ryan Gonzalez <> wrote:
YES!!! +1 to the authors of the statistics and pathlib modules.

On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 1:29 AM, Larry Hastings <> wrote:

On behalf of the Python development team, I'm thrilled to announce
the official release of Python 3.4.

Python 3.4 includes a range of improvements of the 3.x series, including
hundreds of small improvements and bug fixes.  Major new features and
changes in the 3.4 release series include:

* PEP 428, a "pathlib" module providing object-oriented filesystem paths
* PEP 435, a standardized "enum" module
* PEP 436, a build enhancement that will help generate introspection
           information for builtins
* PEP 442, improved semantics for object finalization
* PEP 443, adding single-dispatch generic functions to the standard library
* PEP 445, a new C API for implementing custom memory allocators
* PEP 446, changing file descriptors to not be inherited by default
           in subprocesses
* PEP 450, a new "statistics" module
* PEP 451, standardizing module metadata for Python's module import system
* PEP 453, a bundled installer for the *pip* package manager
* PEP 454, a new "tracemalloc" module for tracing Python memory allocations
* PEP 456, a new hash algorithm for Python strings and binary data
* PEP 3154, a new and improved protocol for pickled objects
* PEP 3156, a new "asyncio" module, a new framework for asynchronous I/O

To download Python 3.4.0 visit:

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