myths about python 3

Martin v. Loewis martin at
Fri Jan 29 09:16:17 CET 2010

> Python has had 
> previous major changes in the past (e.g. 1.5 to 2.0 and 2.1 to 2.2) and 
> hardly anyone made a complaint.

I think this is actually false for the switch from 1.5 to 2.0. People
complained a lot, and announced that they won't switch to Python 2 in
any foreseeable future, and indeed, they stayed with Python 1.5.2 for
several years after Python 2 was released.

Of course, the Python user base was much smaller then than it is now,
so the absolute number of complainers surely was never as high is it
is now. Only when Python 4 gets released, even more people will complain
and announce that Python 4 has failed and that they stay with Python
3.8 forever.


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