[BangPypers] New to python - neuron ring

Navin Kabra navin.kabra at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 09:44:15 CEST 2009


On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 12:49 PM, Gopinath R <gopiindian86 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 think one of the important features of python is the availability of a
huge set of external libraries that make your programming easier (because
you can reuse stuff, and not reinvent the wheel). This is true of python
2.6, but not yet true of python 3.x. So, assuming that you would like to
make something useful with python (as opposed to toy programs), go with 2.6.
I can't think of a strong reason for

navin.
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