configparser — Work with Configuration Files — PyMOTW 3

Use the configparser module to manage user-editable configuration files for an application. The contents of the configuration files can be organized into groups and several option value types are supported, including integers, floating point values, and Booleans. Option values can be combined using Python formatting strings, to build longer values such as URLs from shorter values like host names and port numbers.

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select — Wait for I/O Efficiently — PyMOTW 3

The select module provides access to platform-specific I/O monitoring functions. The most portable interface is the POSIX function select(), which is available on UNIX and Windows. The module also includes poll(), a UNIX-only API, and several options that only work with specific variants of UNIX.

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OpenStack Mitaka Release Complete

I’m excited to announce the final releases for the components of OpenStack Mitaka, which conclude the 6-month Mitaka development cycle.

You will find a complete list of all components, their latest versions, and links to individual project release notes documents listed on the new release site.

Congratulations to all of the teams who have contributed to this release!

I also want to extend a big thank you to Ajaeger and jhesketh for their help with build issues today, and to ttx and dims for their help with release work all this cycle and especially over the last couple of weeks. 

Thank you!

Our next production cycle, Newton, has already started. We will meet in Austin April 25-29 at the Newton Design Summit to plan the work for the upcoming cycle. I hope to see you there!

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hashlib — Cryptographic Hashing — PyMOTW 3

The hashlib module defines an API for accessing different cryptographic hashing algorithms. To work with a specific hash algorithm, use the appropriate constructor function or new() to create a hash object. From there, the objects use the same API, no matter what algorithm is being used.

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