python 3.0 or 3000 ....is it worth waiting??? Newbie Question
exarkun at divmod.com
Tue Jul 3 17:54:39 CEST 2007
On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 15:13:46 -0000, "Nomad.C at gmail.com" <nomad.c at gmail.com> wrote:
>I'm considering learning Python...but with the python 3000 comming
>very soon, is it worth waiting for?? I know that the old style of
>coding python will run parallel with the new, but I mean, its going to
>come to an end eventually.
>What do you think??
Python 3000 doesn't include many significant changes to the language. If
you learn Python 2.x, almost all of what you learn will be applicable to
Python 3.x, if you ever choose to switch to it. Since the Python development
team have promised tools for porting code and a Python 2.6 which will be
completely backwards compatible with Python 2.5 as well as provide feedback
about code which will not be compatible with Python 3.x
(<http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=208549>), you'll be able to
convert any code you write for Python 2.x into Python 3.x code easily.
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