[pydotorg-www] Adding a link to 2or3

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Mon Jul 5 23:17:10 CEST 2010

On Monday 05 July 2010 23:02:14 anatoly techtonik wrote:
> I don't remember who said this on IRC, but the whole content can be
> replaced with "Use Python 3 if you can, and Python 2 if you must".

You haven't been following all the right discussions. ;-) In fact, the 
document originated from the advice previously given to IRC participants on 
the #python channel and was generously donated by the people who wrote the 
original and who improved it according to discussion on some mailing list or 
other. Since then, I see that it has had a few edits by others, too.

It does occur to me that the discussion may have been on a closed list, but 
various "big names of Python" did sign off on the cautious message about 
Python 3. I think that's a sign of progress in itself: people who have 
advocated the continued usage of Python 2.x are no longer regarded as people 
getting in the way; their motivations have been recognised in full.

That's what that document is all about: getting into the detail rather than 
giving advice at the lifestyle level.


P.S. If someone could restore/add a link to the Wiki from the front page, that 
would be great, too. It could go next to the languages link.

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