[Python-ideas] python on mobile

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 15:37:29 CET 2014

On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 1:19 AM, Fetchinson . <fetchinson at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I completely understand your point but at this stage I'm only thinking
> of hobby projects that will probably be used by myself, my wife and
> our family. Nothing mainstream, google playable, etc.
> For larger scale projects I'd completely agree with you, python 3 is
> the way to go.

Python 3 isn't just better for large projects. It's better for _every_
project. Just because you think you won't ever need non-ASCII
characters doesn't mean you won't ever get any; why not take the easy
way out and use Py3? (Case in point: I just sent through a pull
request on a project that had a ≤ (U+2264) in a comment. Py2
complained because it used a non-ASCII character and didn't have a
coding cookie. Py3 would have accepted it, though sadly it wasn't a
Py3-compatible script for other reasons. ASCII simply isn't enough.)


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