curious about python version numbers

Xavier Ho contact at
Tue Apr 13 04:28:11 EDT 2010

Hi Alex,

It's because Python 3.x introduced a lot of backwards incompatibilities.
Python 2.7 aims to bridge that gap, so many 3rd party libraries that depend
on Python 2.x can transit onto Python 3.x better, as I understand.


On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 12:52 PM, Alex Hall <mehgcap at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am just curious: if Python3.x is already out, why is 2.7 being
> released? Are there two main types of Python? Thanks.
> --
> Have a great day,
> Alex (msg sent from GMail website)
> mehgcap at;
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