curious about python version numbers
Alf P. Steinbach
alfps at start.no
Tue Apr 13 10:58:50 CEST 2010
* Alex Hall:
> 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.
Old code and old programming habits may work as-is with 2.7 but not with a 3.x
So yes, there are two main extant variants of Python, 2.x and 3.x (and more if
you count even earlier versions).
2.7 helps to ease the transition, and provides bug-fixes and better efficiency
for the 2.x variant.
Cheers & hth.,
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