[BangPypers] Python version 2.x or 3.x

Anand Balachandran Pillai abpillai at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 08:15:22 CET 2010

On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 10:55 PM, Jins Thomas <jinsthomas at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Would like to ask one more doubt regarding which version we should
> concentrate, considering a newbie to python.

 If your idea is to learn the language and its tools while being on
 you should start with Python 3.x. Especially if you don't plan to do any
 immediate projects in it that could require third-party libraries.

 If your idea is to learn the language to solve a problem at hand that
 could require third-party libraries, start with 2.6.x or 2.7.x. Most 3.x
 features are back-ported to either of these so you don't loose much
 but also can use many 3rd party stuff since they are all 2.x compatible.

 If someone asks me to say this in a single word, I always recommend

> Cheers
> Jins Thomas
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