[Python-Dev] Downloads page: Which version of Python should be listed first?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 02:55:32 CET 2012

On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 12:31 PM, Devin Jeanpierre
<jeanpierreda at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:38 PM, Eric Snow <ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> """If you don't know which version to use, start with Python 2.7; more
>>> existing third party software is compatible with Python 2 than Python
>>> 3 right now."""
>>> Firstly, is this still true? (I wouldn't have a clue.)
>> Nope:
>> http://py3ksupport.appspot.com/
>> http://python3wos.appspot.com/ (plone and zope skew the results)
> Until those numbers hit 100%, or until projects start dropping support
> for Python 2.x, the statement would still be true.

Not necessarily dropping; all you need is for new projects to not
bother supporting 2.x and the statement can become false.


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