[Python-ideas] python on mobile

Oleg Broytman phd at phdru.name
Mon Dec 29 20:35:43 CET 2014


On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 01:37:29AM +1100, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.)
> ChrisA

   I regularly read and produce programs and texts (and text fields in
binary files) in 4 non-ascii encodings -- koi8-r, utf-8, cp1251 and
cp866, less frequently in utf-16. Python 2 doesn't stand on my way.
Python 3 could be better -- I simple don't know -- but Py2 is still good

     Oleg Broytman            http://phdru.name/            phd at phdru.name
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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