Python programming language announced the Python 3.12.0 RC1 release this Sunday! Software developers can now prepare their projects for 3.12 compatibilities.
According to the announcement, there will be no new features and ABI changes from this rc1 to the final release scheduled for 2023-10-02. Though, there will be RC2 to be released on September 4.
New features in Python 3.12 since 3.11 include:
- Per-Interpreter Global Interpreter Locks, allows to take full advantage of multiple CPU cores.
- More flexible f-string parsing.
- Buffer protocol support, which is currently accessible only to C code
- New API for low impact monitoring for CPython
- Support for the Linux perf profiler to report Python function names in traces.
- Using TypedDict for more precise **kwargs typing
- New decorator
The release also removed some deprecated items, such as
wstr_length from Unicode,
distutils modules, and a number of long deprecated methods and classes in the
How to Get Python 3.12.0 RC1
The source code of Python 3.12.0 RC1 is available to download at the link below, under ‘Pre-releases’ section:
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