myths about python 3

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at opengroupware.us
Wed Jan 27 22:06:24 CET 2010


On Wed, 2010-01-27 at 12:56 -0800, John Nagle wrote:
> Daniel Fetchinson wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > I was going to write this post for a while because all sorts of myths
> > periodically come up on this list about python 3. I don't think the
> > posters mean to spread false information on purpose, they simply are
> > not aware of the facts.
> > My list is surely incomplete, please feel free to post your favorite
> > misconception about python 3 that people periodically state, claim or
> > ask about.
> Myths about Python 3:	
> 1.  Python 3 is supported by major Linux distributions.
> 	FALSE - most distros are shipping with Python 2.4, or 2.5 at best.

CentOS:  python26-2.6.4-1.ius.parallel.el5  

openSUSE: python-2.6.2-6.3.i586, python3-3.1-3.3.i586

Darn, those pesky facts.

> 2.  Python 3 is supported by multiple Python implementations.
> 	FALSE - Only CPython supports 3.x.  Iron Python, Unladen Swallow,
> 	PyPy, and Jython have all stayed with 2.x versions of Python.

And of all Python development what percentage takes place on all those
combined?  2%?  Maybe.





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