[BangPypers] New to python - neuron ring

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon at au-kbc.org
Mon Oct 12 09:28:01 CEST 2009

On Monday 12 Oct 2009 12:53:26 pm Noufal Ibrahim wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am a newbie to python. i like to learn python strongly. which version
> > is recommended to start with 2.6 or 3.0.
> > I believe 3.0 has lot more features added, there is no backward
> > compatibility in that. we cannot use some of the 2.6 syntaxes in that.
> > for Example: raw_input. it worries me a lot. pls give some suggestion.
> I believe the only real reason to stick with a pre 3.0 release is 3rd
> party library availability. The language core itself is pretty decent
> in post 3.0. As you mentioned, it was a deliberately backward
> incompatible release.
> Depending on what you're using Python for, this should guide you.

if you are learning the language for the sake of pursuit of knowledge, 3.x is 
fine. If you are learning it to use it in production, 2.5/6 is the way to go.
Kenneth Gonsalves
Senior Project Officer

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