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Python 3.8.0a1

Release Date: Feb. 3, 2019

This is an early developer preview of Python 3.8

Major new features of the 3.8 series, compared to 3.7

Python 3.8 is still in development. This releasee, 3.8.0a1 is the first of four planned alpha releases. Alpha releases are intended to make it easier to test the current state of new features and bug fixes and to test the release process. During the alpha phase, features may be added up until the start of the beta phase (2019-05-26) and, if necessary, may be modified or deleted up until the release candidate (2019-09-29) . Please keep in mind that this is a preview release and its use is not recommended for production environments.

Many new features for Python 3.8 are still being planned and written. Among the new major new features and changes so far:

  • PEP 572, Assignment expressions
  • BPO 35766, typed_ast is merged back to CPython
  • (Hey, fellow core developer, if a feature you find important is missing from this list, let Ɓukasz know.)

The next pre-release of Python 3.8 will be 3.8.0a2, currently scheduled for 2019-02-24.

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