[New-bugs-announce] [issue7067] Suggest better documentation of 2 versus 3 on 3.1.1 site.

Steven R. Loomis report at bugs.python.org
Mon Oct 5 22:52:10 CEST 2009

New submission from Steven R. Loomis <srl at monkey.sbay.org>:

It would be nice if http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.1.1/ had 
the '3 vs 2' explanation made more prominent, just as it was in the 3.0. 
Maybe I've been living under a rock, but I didn't realize that 3 was 
such a change.  Maybe the words 'backwards-incompatible' could be a link 
to  http://docs.python.org/dev/3.0/whatsnew/3.0.html  which explained 
things quite nicely.  You could also add something on the home page, 
with a link to that same page under the title "3 versus 2?"  

Please consider the scenario where someone "needs python installed" to 
run an existing program, and they go to http://www.python.org - wanting 
to download the latest version would be the logical thing to do.  You 
could use this opportunity to suggest running the 2to3 converter and so 
upgrading their existing program.  Again, the 3.1.1 release page doesn't 
have the link to 2to3, but 3.0 does.

Thank you for your consideration.

assignee: georg.brandl
components: Documentation
messages: 93620
nosy: georg.brandl, srl
severity: normal
status: open
title: Suggest better documentation of 2 versus 3 on 3.1.1 site.
type: feature request
versions: Python 3.1

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