PyPy from the corresponding branches (respectively ``py3k`` and
+.. _`NumPy in PyPy`: http://pypy.org/numpydonate.html
+.. _`Py3k (Python 3)`: http://pypy.org/py3donate.html
+.. _`Software Transactional Memory`: http://pypy.org/tmdonate.html
-* This release still implements Python 2.7, using the standard library of
+* This release still implements Python 2.7, the standard library has been
+ upgraded to CPython 2.7.2.
* Many bugs were corrected for Windows 32 bit. This includes new
functionality to test the validity of file descriptors; and
correct handling of the calling convensions for ctypes. (Still not
- much progress on Win64.)
+ much progress on Win64.) A lot of work on this has been done by Matti Picus
+ and Amaury Forgeot D'Arc.
* Improvements in ``cpyext``, our emulator for CPython C extension modules.
For example PyOpenSSL should now work.
* JIT hooks for inspecting the created assembler code has been improved.
See `JIT hooks documentation`_ for details.
+* ``select.kqueue`` has been added.
+* Handling of keyword arguments has been drastically improved in the best-case
+* List comprehension has been improved.
.. _`numpy status`: http://buildbot.pypy.org/numpy-status/latest.html
.. _`JitViewer docs`: http://bitbucket.org/pypy/jitviewer
.. _`JIT hooks documentation`: http://doc.pypy.org/en/latest/jit-hooks.html
-XXX should we do something with whatsnew-1.9.txt?