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Python Insider: Python 3.8.0rc1 is now available

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(published: Oct. 1, 2019, 3:14 p.m.)

Python 3.8.0 is almost ready. After a rather tumultuous few days, we are very happy to announce the availability of the release candidate:

This release, 3.8.0rc1, is the final planned release preview. Assuming no critical problems are found prior to 2019-10-14, the scheduled release date for 3.8.0, no code changes are planned between this release candidate and the final release.

Please keep in mind that this is not the gold release yet and as such its use is not recommended for production environments.

Major new features of the 3.8 series, compared to 3.7

Some of the new major new features and changes in Python 3.8 are: