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Python Version History

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All About Python Version History

The founder of Python is Guido Van Rossum. It got published in 1989. 

Python 0.9.0

Release in February 1991. The features introduced in this version are classes with inheritance exception handling. The concept of function and modules also introduced in this version.

Python 1.0

Release in January 1994. The features introduced in this version are programming tools such as (lambda, map, filter, and reduce), obey their support to complex numbers, and function with different keyword arguments. Two more versions release 1.5 and 1.6. In these versions, no new features got introduced. 

Python 2.0

Release in October 2000. After this, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, and 2.7 the following versions release. The features they have are list comprehension, the cycle-detecting garbage collector, and it supports Unicode.

Python 3.0 

Release in December 2008. After this, the 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6 versions got released in different years. The features they have are backward compatible, print() function introduced, raw_input() function was deprecated, and unified str/Unicode types.

Python 3.7.0

Release in May 2018. Features are Data classes, context variables, built-in breakpoints, and a new API for thread-local storage.

Python 3.8

Release in October 2019. Features are

  • Assignment Expression
  • Positional-only parameters
  • Parallel filesystem cache for compiled bytecode files.

Python 3.9

Release in October 2020. Features are

  • Dictionary Merge & Update Operators
  • New removeprefix() and removesuffix() string methods
  • Builtin Generic Types

This is the current version we are using these days. 

Version Table 

Python Version Released Date
Python 1.0 January 1994
Python 1.5 December 31, 1997
Python 1.6 September 5, 2000
Python 2.0 October 16, 2000
Python 2.1 April 17, 2001
Python 2.2 December 21, 2001
Python 2.3 July 29, 2003
Python 2.4 November 30, 2004
Python 2.5 September 19, 2006
Python 2.6 October 1, 2008
Python 2.7 July 3, 2010
Python 3.0 December 3, 2008
Python 3.1 June 27, 2009
Python 3.2 February 20, 2011
Python 3.3 September 29, 2012
Python 3.4 March 16, 2014
Python 3.5 September 13, 2015
Python 3.6 December 23, 2016
Python 3.7 June 27, 2018
Python 3.8 October 14, 2019
Python 3.9 October, 2020
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