What's new in Python 3.8

Xtreak (~tirkarthi)




Outline of the talk

The talk gives an overview of the new features along with optimizations and security improvements in Python 3.8.

Slides : https://github.com/tirkarthi/pycon-india/blob/master/pycon-2019.pdf

New features in 3.8

Optimizations in 3.8

Security for Python 3 and EoL of Python 2

  • General note on CPython security practices.
  • Security support for Python 2 after Jan 1, 2020.

I will add more feature links as the first beta of 3.8 is released on 2019-05-27 that closes the merge window for features.

Content URLs:

  • Slides : https://github.com/tirkarthi/pycon-india/blob/master/pycon-2019.pdf
  • https://docs.python.org/3.8/whatsnew/3.8.html
  • https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0572/

Speaker Info:

I am a backend engineer using Python and Django at work. I am part of CPython core triager team. I have been contributing for a year with around 25 patches committed to master. My interests are unittest.mock and security. I primarily help with bug triaging and reviews.

Speaker Links:

  • PRs to CPython : https://github.com/python/cpython/pulls/tirkarthi
  • Blog : http://tirkarthi.github.io/

Section: Core Python
Type: Talks
Target Audience: Intermediate
Last Updated:

Hello Karthikeyan,

Thanks for submitting the proposal.
We have put together a set of best practices for speakers - please take a look. It will be great if you can add the outline of the talk, the slides and a two minute preview video.


Abhishek Yadav (~zerothabhishek)

Thanks Abhishek for the feedback. I have added a draft of slides at https://github.com/tirkarthi/pycon-india/blob/master/pycon-2019.pdf and added an outline section . I will try to add some code to the repo to highlight the features and optimizations.

Xtreak (~tirkarthi)

Great, thanks

Abhishek Yadav (~zerothabhishek)

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