The first Alpha release of version 2.5 of the Python language
has been announced
This is an *alpha* release of Python 2.5, and is the *first*
alpha release. As such, it is not suitable for a production
environment. It is being released to solicit feedback and
hopefully discover bugs, as well as allowing you to determine
how changes in 2.5 might impact you.
This is the first release in a series of alpha and beta releases.
The final Python 2.5 will not arrive until August of 2006, according to
Python 2.5 Release Schedule. The document also lists the
completed features, possible features and open issues for Python 2.5.
A series of Python Enhancement Proposals (PEPs) detail the new
features. Some of them include:
The above announcement also lists some new modules:
"New major modules added include hashlib, ElementTree, sqlite3
and ctypes. In addition, a new profiling module cProfile was
What's New in Python 2.5 document lists the above enhancements,
and details some other modifications to the language.
See the Python 2.5
release notes for more details on the new features and bug fixes
in Python 2.5.
Downloads and more information are available on the
Python 2.5 page.
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