So, what's the real story on Python 2 vs Python 3?

Roy Smith roy at
Fri Dec 27 06:07:00 CET 2013

In article <XT7vu.64127$Qi4.25759 at fx11.iad>,
 Travis McGee <nobody at> wrote:

> The site says that the future is Python 3, yet whenever I try 
> something new in Python, such as Tkinter which I am learning now, 
> everything seems to default to Python 2. By this I mean that, whenever I 
> find that I need to install another package, it shows up as Python 2 
> unless I explicitly specify Python 3.
> What's the deal? If I want to make a distributable software package, 
> should it be 2 or 3? Enquiring minds want to know.

The future is indeed Python 3.  The problem with the future is that it's 
not here yet.

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