A question about Python versions

Sridhar Ratnakumar sridharr at activestate.com
Wed Jan 13 08:00:50 CET 2010

On 1/12/2010 10:09 PM, Gib Bogle wrote:
> I am learning Python, and using PyQt to develop a GUI that will be used
> to run a Fortran program on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X (I think Python
> is great, btw). Without thinking about it I downloaded and started
> working with a fairly recent Python version, 2.5.4.  I've now become
> aware of the existence of Python 3.1, which apparently is a major
> revision of the language.  Does it make sense to stick with Python 2.x
> at this point, or should I be starting off with 3.1?

Stick with 2.x.

> If it is
> recommended to stick with version 2, should I use the latest (2.6.4 or
> 2.7), and if so why?  Thanks.

2.6.4 definitely (as 2.7 final is not released yet).

Also see: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/170921


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