3.6 new features

Bob, Sat 31 December 2016, News

3.6, asyncio, dicts, features, formatting, generators, readability, release, secrets, typing

Python 3.6 is out for over a week now. In this post some features and pointers. What’s New In Python 3.6 is worth reviewing to get a full overview.

Getting it installed is supersimple. I am on Mac so I just installed the pkg file from the downloads page.

Some highlights

$ python3.6 -VV # verbose version info
Python 3.6.0 (v3.6.0:41df79263a11, Dec 22 2016, 17:23:13) 
[GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5666) (dot 3)]

2 or 3?

Unless you are bound to Python 2.x due to environment / requirements, it is a really good time to switch to 3 now. 2.x is not actively developed anymore, all new cool stuff is added to 3 as you can see from this new big release. I use 3.x whenever I can!

Keep Calm and Code in Python!

-- Bob

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