[Python-porting] [RELEASED] six 1.1

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Wed Nov 23 06:45:25 CET 2011

I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of six 1.1.0. six
is a small compatibility library for writing code that works on Python
2 and 3 without modification.

six 1.1 features several incremental improvements over 1.0. The
complete list of changes is:

- Add the int2byte function for converting an int of value less than
256 to a bytes object.

- Add compatibility mappings for iterators over the keys, values, and
items of a dictionary.

- Fix six.MAXSIZE on platforms where sizeof(long) != sizeof(Py_ssize_t).

- Issue #3: Add six.moves mappings for filter, map, and zip.

You can download six on PyPi:

The documentation is at:

Please report bugs at:


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