Python 3.0

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven asmodai at
Mon Feb 18 18:57:20 CET 2008

-On [20080218 18:33], Blubaugh, David A. (dblubaugh at wrote:
>Is there a logical reason why Python 3 is not backwards compatible?

The sheer amount of overhaul as documented in makes it already not backwards

Python has been progressing piece by piece, but the 2.x -> 3.0 transition
allows to clean up some thing in a good way, rather than bolting things on
top of others.

Anyway, please search around a bit, this kind of stuff has been extensively
discussed in the past.

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(-at-)> / asmodai
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