is python 3 better than python 2?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Tue Apr 5 12:40:52 EDT 2011

On 4/5/2011 8:42 AM, neil wrote:
> what are the advantages?

Py3 complete many transitions begun in Py2. In some cases, that means 
deleting old obsolete stuff, such as old-style classes.

  if it wasn't for python 3 breaking backwards
> compatibility would it be the better choice?

Assuming equal library availability, absolutely.

Terry Jan Reedy

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