curious about python version numbers

Alex Hall mehgcap at
Tue Apr 13 09:54:00 EDT 2010

Thanks, everyone, for the answers! I am still on 2.6 since so many
packages rely on it. I got 3.1 at first, but I could not get much to
work with it so I installed 2.6 and have only found one package which
refuses to work, instead of a lot of them.

On 4/13/10, Shashwat Anand <anand.shashwat at> wrote:
> It is like releasing window Xp SP3 even if Vista is out.
> The problem is we should start using python 3.x but many application like
> django, twisted had not migrated yet. Hence this stuff to support 2.x . 2.7
> is the last 2.x version, no more.
> On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 2:28 PM, Alf P. Steinbach <alfps at> wrote:
>> * 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 implementation.
>> 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.,
>> - Alf
>> --

Have a great day,
Alex (msg sent from GMail website)
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