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Python 3.11 is here and it's fast

Episode #388, published Wed, Nov 2, 2022, recorded Fri, Oct 28, 2022

Python 3.11 is here! Keeping with the annual release cycle, the Python core devs have released the latest version of Python. And this one is a big one. It has more friendly error messages and is massively faster than 3.10 (between 10 to 60% faster) which is a big deal for a year over year release of a 30 year old platform.

On this episode, we have Irit Katriel, Pablo Galindo Salgado, Mark Shannon, and Brandt Bucher all of whom participated in releasing Python this week on the show to tell us about that process and some of the highlight features.

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Irit Katriel: @iritkatriel
Mark Shannon: linkedin.com
Pablo Galindo Salgado: @pyblogsal
Brandt Bucher: github.com

Python 3.11.0 is now available: blog.python.org
PEP 101 - Releasing Python: peps.python.org
PEP 678 – Enriching Exceptions with Notes: peps.python.org
PEP 654 – Exception Groups and except*: peps.python.org
PEP 657 – Include Fine Grained Error Locations in Tracebacks: peps.python.org
Python Buildbot: python.org
Making Python Faster Talk Python Episode: talkpython.fm
Specializing, Adaptive Interpreter on Talk Python: talkpython.fm
Specialist Visualizer: github.com
"Zero cost" exception handling: github.com
Pyodide: pyodide.org
pyscript: pyscript.net
Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com
Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm

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