[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.
nosy: georg.brandl, srl
title: Suggest better documentation of 2 versus 3 on 3.1.1 site.
type: feature request
versions: Python 3.1
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