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object-oriented programming language. It combines
remarkable power with very clear syntax, and isn't
difficult to learn. It has modules, classes,
exceptions, very high level data types, and
dynamic typing. There are interfaces to many
system calls and libraries, as well as to various
windowing systems (Tk, Mac, MFC, GTK+, Qt,
wxWindows). New built-in modules are easily
written in C or C++. Python is also usable as an
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Several reported security issues were fixed, including a hash collision denial of service, Expat hash collision denial of service, SimpleXMLRPCServer denial of service, and disabling of the CBC IV attack countermeasure in the _ssl module.
Numerous improvements to the unittest module. PEP 3147, support for .pyc repository directories. PEP 3149, support for version tagged dynamic libraries. PEP 3148, a new futures library for concurrent programming. PEP 384, a stable ABI for extension modules. PEP 391, dictionary-based logging configuration. An overhauled GIL implementation that reduces contention. An extended email package that handles bytes messages. A much improved SSL module with support for SSL contexts and certificate hostname matching. A sysconfig module to access configuration information.