curious about python version numbers

Shashwat Anand anand.shashwat at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 11:58:22 CEST 2010


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 start.no> 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
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