[BangPypers] New to python - neuron ring

Navin Kabra navin.kabra at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 09:44:58 CEST 2009

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Navin Kabra <navin.kabra at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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

Sorry. This should have been "I can't think of a strong reason for learning
3.x at this point of time"
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