Which version of python I should use if I just start programming in python?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Sep 13 01:50:38 CEST 2009

Peng Yu wrote:
> On Sep 12, 4:10 pm, Terry Reedy <tjre... at udel.edu> wrote:
>> Peng Yu wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I just start python programming. That is, I don't have any legacy
>>> code. I notice that there are different versions of python. I would
>>> guess that older version of python has the more libraries than newer
>>> versions. But the code developed in newer versions might be better
>>> supported in the future. Can somebody give a guideline on which
>>> version of python a new python developer shall choose?
>> My own view is start with 3.1 and move back to 2.6 or even 2.5 when you
>> need a library not available with 3.1. Others will say start with 2.6 or
>> 2.5. This has been discussed previously on this list.
> Would you please point me where the previous discussion is?


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