is python 3 better than python 2?

John Nagle nagle at animats.com
Tue Apr 5 22:42:20 CEST 2011


On 4/5/2011 7:46 AM, Mel wrote:
> neil wrote:
>
>> what are the advantages? if it wasn't for python 3 breaking backwards
>> compatibility would it be the better choice?
>
> IMHO the killer app for Python 3 is in more reasonable support for
> foreign character sets (no matter where your are, at least one out of
> the hundred-odd Unicode character sets is going to be foreign,) and
> generally internationalized data processing.

    Well, actually Unicode support went in back around Python 2.4.
In 3.x, ASCII strings went away, but that was more of a removal.

				John Nagle



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