python 3.0, pywin32 and scipy

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Thu Aug 2 22:03:24 CEST 2007


On Thu, 02 Aug 2007 21:16:04 +0200, "Diez B. Roggisch" <deets at nospam.web.de> wrote:
>vml schrieb:
>> Hello,
>>
>>
>> I am trying to promote python in my job, my collegue only see matlab
>> and microsoft scripting language.
>> I understood that there willl be no backward compatibility between
>> python 2.x and 3.0, does it means that:
>>
> [snip]
>
>You mean C#, the language that has seen 3 major revisions in the last 6
>years of existence, with C# 3 being announced already? And the .NET SDK,
>that happily strode along with that? Compared to python, that has been
>started in 1991 and now approaches it's third incarnation, I'd say
>python has a record of steadiness that surpasses that of MS-based tools
>by any means.

This is not a valid comparison.  In fact, C# 3 is completely backwards
compatible with C# 2, just as C# 2 was backwards compatible with C# 1.

Jean-Paul



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