[Python-Dev] RELEASED Python 3.0 final

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Fri Dec 5 13:30:59 CET 2008

On Thu, 4 Dec 2008 22:05:05 -0800, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 9:40 PM,  <glyph at divmod.com> wrote:
>> The default case, the case of the user without the wherewithal
>> to understand the nuances of the distinction between 2.x and 3.x, is a user
>> who should use 2.x.
>Not at all clear. If they're not sensitive to those nuances it's just
>as likely that they're a casual developer (e.g. a student just
>learning to program). Such users are unlikely to start using major 3rd
>party packages like Twisted or Django, which would be completely
>overwhelming to someone just learning.

That seems like it would be right to me, but two or three times a month
someone shows up in the Twisted IRC channel who is learning both Python
and Twisted at the same time.  So apparently there are a lot of people
for whom this isn't overwhelming.


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