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Thank you Larry Hastings!


They say being a Python Release Manager is a thankless job, so the Python Secret Underground (PSU), which emphatically does not exist, hereby officially doesn?t thank Larry for his years of diligent service as the Python 3.4 and 3.5 release manager.

On the other hand, the Python Steering Council, Python Software Foundation, and worldwide Python community, all of which emphatically *do* exist, all extend our heartfelt thanks to Larry for his excellent stewardship of Python 3.4 and 3.5!

Python 3.4 and 3.5 were both pivotal releases.  While the features of these two releases are too numerous to mention here, they introduced such staples as:

* asyncio
* enum
* pathlib
* async and await keywords
* matrix multiplication operators
* typing and zipapp modules

and so much more.  For details, see:

* https://docs.python.org/3/whatsnew/3.4.html
* https://docs.python.org/3/whatsnew/3.5.html

Larry?s first official release of 3.4.0a1 was on 2013-08-03 and his last Python 3.5.10 release was 2020-09-05.  That?s 7 years of exemplary release managing!

Larry, from all of us, and from me personally, thank you so much for your invaluable contributions to Python.  Enjoy your retirement!

Cheers,
-Barry (on behalf of the PSC and PSF)

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