[Python-Dev] Python 3 migration status update across some key subcommunities (was Re: 2.7 is here until 2020, please don't call it a waste.)

Carol Willing willingc at willingconsulting.com
Sun May 31 20:26:28 CEST 2015

On 5/31/15 8:39 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> What I would really like to see is a Python 3 (and if you really need
> Python 2, here's how it differs) version of Python: Essential
> Reference.
Agreed.  If anyone has Python 3 books, talks, or resources that they 
find helpful and of high quality, please send me an email and I will 
happily curate a cheatsheet, document, or website with the results. For 
example, Harry Percival's TDD book and tutorials on PyVideo.org are well 
done with a Python 3 focus.

If you have other favorite Python 2 books that you wish were 
revised/rewritten to have a Python 3 focus, please email me that as well.
> I agree, but the cargo cult thing is big for people coming to Python
> because somebody told them it's a good way to do something practical.
For our user group attendees (whether novice or experienced, teens or 
post-docs), "practical and simple" trumps "shiny and complex". Search 
gives them a mountain of resources. Yet, these users are looking for 
guidance on a reasonable approach to do the practical things that 
interest them. These creators, innovators, and experimenters care less 
about programming language or version than they do about building their 
ideas. Fortunately, the Python language, especially when combined with 
the Python community and its outreach, enables building these 
ideas...when we are not tripping all over our own perspectives of which 
version "should" suit the use case. Practically, use whichever version 
is best suited to the use case.


P.S. Whether you develop for version 2, version 3, or both, thank you 
for doing so :-)
*Carol Willing*
Developer | Willing Consulting
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