[Python-checkins] [Python-Dev] bpo-34203: FAQ now recommends python 3.x over 2.x (GH-9796)

Eric V. Smith eric at trueblade.com
Fri Oct 12 20:05:33 EDT 2018

> On Oct 12, 2018, at 7:03 PM, Martin Panter <vadmium+py at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 12/10/2018, Eric V. Smith <eric at trueblade.com> wrote:
>>> On 10/12/2018 5:17 AM, Tal Einat wrote:
>>>  The latest stable releases can always be found on the `Python download page
>>> -<https://www.python.org/downloads/>`_.  There are two recommended production-ready
>>> -versions at this point in time, because at the moment there are two branches of
>>> -stable releases: 2.x and 3.x.  Python 3.x may be less useful than 2.x, since
>>> -currently there is more third party software available for Python 2 than for
>>> -Python 3.  Python 2 code will generally not run unchanged in Python 3.
>>> +<https://www.python.org/downloads/>`_.  There are two production-ready version
>>> +of Python: 2.x and 3.x, but the recommended one at this times is Python 3.x.
>> This should be "time", not "times". I'd fix it, but I'm unsure if this
>> is being backported or not, and I don't want to mess up any merges
>> before they're done.
> Or just remove “at this time[s]”; it doesn’t add much.
> Also, “two . . . version” should be changed back to plural: “two . . .
> versions”.

See https://github.com/python/cpython/pull/9821 for some updates. 


>> I do think this should backported to 3.7, 3.6, and 2.7.
>>> +Although Python 2.x is still widely used, `it will not be
>>> +maintained after January 1, 2020
>>> <https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0373/>`_.
>>> +Python 2.x was known for having more third-party libraries available,
>>> however,
>>> +by the time of this writing, most of the widely used libraries support
>>> Python 3.x,
>> Should probably be "at the time of this writing".
>>> +and some are even dropping the Python 2.x support.
>> And this would read better as "are even dropping support for Python 2.x".
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