7.2 (unreleased)

  • Allow to use the package with Python 3.13 – Caution: No security audit has been done so far.

  • Add support for single mode statements / execution.

7.1 (2024-03-14)

  • Add support for the matmul (@) operator.

7.0 (2023-11-17)

Backwards incompatible changes

  • Drop support for Python 3.6.


  • Officially support Python 3.12.


  • Prevent DeprecationWarnings from ast.Str and ast.Num on Python 3.12

  • Forbid using some attributes providing access to restricted Python internals. (CVE-2023-37271)

  • Fix information disclosure problems through Python’s “format” functionality (format and format_map methods on str and its instances, string.Formatter). (CVE-2023-41039)

6.0 (2022-11-03)

Backwards incompatible changes

  • Drop support for Python 2.7 and 3.5.


  • Officially support Python 3.11.

  • Allow to use the Python 3.11 feature of exception groups and except* (PEP 654).

5.2 (2021-11-19)

  • Document that __name__ is needed to define classes.

  • Add support for Python 3.10. Auditing the Python 3.10 change log did not reveal any changes which require actions in RestrictedPython.

  • Avoid deprecation warnings when using Python 3.8+. (#192)

5.1 (2020-10-07)


  • Add support for (Python 3.8+) assignment expressions (i.e. the := operator)

  • Add support for Python 3.9 after checking the security implications of the syntax changes made in that version.

  • Add support for the bytes and sorted builtins (#186)


  • Document parameter mode for the compile_restricted functions (#157)

  • Fix documentation for compile_restricted_function (#158)


  • Fix compile_restricted_function with SyntaxErrors that have no text (#181)

  • Drop install dependency on setuptools. (#189)

5.0 (2019-09-03)

Breaking changes

  • Revert the allowance of the ... (Ellipsis) statement, as of 4.0. It is not needed to support Python 3.8. The security implications of the Ellipsis Statement is not 100 % clear and is not checked. ... (Ellipsis) is disallowed again.


  • Add support for f-strings in Python 3.6+. (#123)

4.0 (2019-05-10)

Changes since 3.6.0:

Breaking changes

  • The compile_restricted* functions now return a namedtuple CompileResult instead of a simple tuple.

  • Drop the old implementation of version 3.x:,,, and tests/

  • Drop support for long-deprecated sets module.


  • Mostly complete rewrite based on Python AST module. [loechel (Alexander Loechel), icemac (Michael Howitz), stephan-hof (Stephan Hofmockel), tlotze (Thomas Lotze)]

  • Add support for Python 3.5, 3.6, 3.7.

  • Add preliminary support for Python 3.8. as of 3.8.0a3 is released.

  • Warn when using another Python implementation than CPython as it is not safe to use RestrictedPython with other versions than CPyton. See for PyPy.

  • Allow the ... (Ellipsis) statement. It is needed to support Python 3.8.

  • Allow yield and yield from statements. Generator functions would now work in RestrictedPython.

  • Allow the following magic methods to be defined on classes. (#104) They cannot be called directly but by the built-in way to use them (e. g. class instantiation, or comparison):

    • __init__

    • __contains__

    • __lt__

    • __le__

    • __eq__

    • __ne__

    • __gt__

    • __ge__

  • Imports like from a import * (so called star imports) are now forbidden as they allow to import names starting with an underscore which could override protected build-ins. (#102)

  • Allow to use list comprehensions in the default implementation of RestrictionCapableEval.eval().

  • Switch to pytest as test runner.

  • Bring test coverage to 100 %.

Bug fixes

  • Improve .Guards.safer_getattr to prevent accessing names starting with underscore. (#142)

3.6.0 (2010-07-09)

  • Add name check for names assigned during imports using the from x import y format.

  • Add test for name check when assigning an alias using multiple-context with statements in Python 2.7.

  • Add tests for protection of the iterators for dict and set comprehensions in Python 2.7.

3.6.0a1 (2010-06-05)

  • Remove support for DocumentTemplate.sequence - this is handled in the DocumentTemplate package itself.

3.5.2 (2010-04-30)

  • Remove a testing dependency on zope.testing.

3.5.1 (2009-03-17)

  • Add tests for Utilities module.

  • Filter DeprecationWarnings when importing Python’s sets module.

3.5.0 (2009-02-09)

  • Drop legacy support for Python 2.1 / 2.2 (__future__ imports of nested_scopes / generators.).

3.4.3 (2008-10-26)

  • Fix deprecation warning: with is now a reserved keyword on Python 2.6. That means RestrictedPython should run on Python 2.6 now. Thanks to Ranjith Kannikara, GSoC Student for the patch.

  • Add tests for ternary if expression and for with keyword and context managers.

3.4.2 (2007-07-28)

  • Changed homepage URL to the PyPI site

  • Improve README.txt.

3.4.1 (2007-06-23)

3.4.0 (2007-06-04)

  • RestrictedPython now has its own release cycle as a separate project.

  • Synchronized with RestrictedPython from Zope 2 tree.

3.2.0 (2006-01-05)

  • Corresponds to the verison of the RestrictedPython package shipped as part of the Zope 3.2.0 release.

  • No changes from 3.1.0.

3.1.0 (2005-10-03)

  • Corresponds to the verison of the RestrictedPython package shipped as part of the Zope 3.1.0 release.

  • Remove unused fossil module, SafeMapping.

  • Replaced use of deprecated whrandom module with random (aliased to whrandom for backward compatibility).

3.0.0 (2004-11-07)

  • Corresponds to the verison of the RestrictedPython package shipped as part of the Zope X3.0.0 release.