A question about Python versions

Gib Bogle g.bogle at auckland.no.spam.ac.nz
Wed Jan 13 22:00:54 CET 2010


Sridhar Ratnakumar wrote:
> 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
> 
> -srid
> 

Thanks, very useful.



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