Python 3.8.0a4 available for testing

(Łukasz Langa) #1

It’s time for the LAST alpha of Python 3.8.0. Go get it here:

Python 3.8.0a4 is the fourth and final alpha release of Python 3.8, the next feature release of Python. During the alpha phase, Python 3.8 remains under heavy development: additional features will be added and existing features may be modified or deleted. Please keep in mind that this is a preview release and its use is not recommended for production environments. The first beta release, 3.8.0b1, is planned for 2019-05-31.

The release has slipped a week because of me being overwhelmed with PyCon US this year. There was also a release blocker and a breaking change to ElementTree. Anyway, sorry for the wait! I moved the planned date of beta1 a few days to make up for it.

If you have a feature you’re working on and you’d like to see it in 3.8.0, NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT. Please don’t wait until May 30th, get a proper review and land your change as soon as possible.

Q: Can I get my feature in after that date if I ask nicely?
A: Yes, of course. I will release it in Python 3.9.