[RELEASED] Python 2.7 alpha 2

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Sat Jan 9 18:29:33 CET 2010

On behalf of the Python development team, I'm gleeful to announce the second
alpha release of Python 2.7.

Python 2.7 is scheduled to be the last major version in the 2.x series.  It
includes many features that were first released in Python 3.1.  The faster io
module, the new nested with statement syntax, improved float repr, and the
memoryview object have been backported from 3.1. Other features include an
ordered dictionary implementation, unittests improvements, 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

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:


Have fun!

Benjamin Peterson
2.7 Release Manager
benjamin at python.org
(on behalf of the entire python-dev team and 2.7's contributors)

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