Python 3.7.4 released: interpreted high-level programming language

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Python is an interpreted high-level programming language for general-purpose programming. Created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991, Python has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability, notably using significant whitespace. It provides constructs that enable clear programming on both small and large scales.

Python features a dynamic type system and automatic memory management. It supports multiple programming paradigms, including object-oriented, imperative, functional and procedural, and has a large and comprehensive standard library.

Python interpreters are available for many operating systems. CPython, the reference implementation of Python, is open source software and has a community-based development model, as do nearly all of its variant implementations. CPython is managed by the non-profit Python Software Foundation. via_Wiki

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Python 3.7.4 is now available.


Windows users

  • Changed in 3.7.4 OpenSSL has been updated from 1.1.0 to 1.1.1 and SQLite updated to 3.28.0.
  • The binaries for AMD64 will also work on processors that implement the Intel 64 architecture. (Also known as the “x64” architecture, and formerly known as both “EM64T” and “x86-64”.)
  • There are now “web-based” installers for Windows platforms; the installer will download the needed software components at installation time.
  • There are redistributable zip files containing the Windows builds, making it easy to redistribute Python as part of another software package. Please see the documentation regarding Embedded Distribution for more information.

macOS users

  • Changed in 3.7.4 OpenSSL has been updated from 1.1.0 to 1.1.1 and SQLite updated to 3.28.0.
  • For Python 3.7.4, we provide two binary installer options for download. The default variant is 64-bit-only and works on macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) and later systems. Changed in 3.7.4The 64-bit/32-bit variant that also works on very old versions of macOS, from 10.6 (Snow Leopard) on, is now deprecated and will no longer be provided in future releases; see the macOS installer ReadMe file for more info. Both variants come with batteries-included versions of Tcl/Tk 8.6 for users of IDLE and other tkinter-based GUI applications; third-party and system versions of Tcl/Tk are no longer used.
  • Both installer variants include private copies of OpenSSL. Please carefully read the Important Information displayed during installation for information about SSL/TLS certificate validation and the Install Certificates.command.