Python 3 [was Re: substituting list comprehensions for map()]

Steven D'Aprano steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au
Thu Nov 5 00:44:50 CET 2009


On Wed, 04 Nov 2009 23:08:54 +1100, Ben Finney wrote:

> Steven D'Aprano <steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au> writes:
> 
>> On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 22:43:45 -0600, Robert Kern wrote:
>> > from numpy import dot
>> > 
>> > scalar = dot(vec1, vec2)
>>
>> Why would I want to use an already existing library that is fast, well-
>> written and well-supported, when I can toss together a nasty kludge
>> myself?
> 
> Because using that library will ensure you can't migrate to Python 3 any
> time soon?


Why would I want to migrate to Python 3 any time soon? 2.5 and 2.6 meet 
my needs (so far), and the new features in Python 3 aren't especially 
compelling to me. Particularly if migrating to 3 requires me to re-write 
all the libraries, where's the advantage?



-- 
Steven



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