Learning Python now coming from Perl

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sun Dec 7 05:18:35 CET 2008


In article <ghfb0r$iae$1 at news.motzarella.org>,
Bertilo Wennergren  <bertilow at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>The main reason I waited until Python 3000 came out is the new way
>Unicode is handled. The old way seemed really broken to me. Much of
>what I do when I program consists of juggling Unicode text (real
>Unicode text with lots of actual characters outside of Latin 1). So in
>my case learning version 2.x first might not be very convenient.  I'd
>just get bogged down with the strange way 2.x handles such data. I'd
>rather skip that completely and just go with the Unicode handling in
>3.0.

Sounds like you have a good use-case for 3.0 -- go to it!
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