running python 2 vs 3

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Mar 20 21:44:03 CET 2014


On 20/03/2014 20:30, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk>:
>
>> The starter is 2to3 which had been in the standard library for what
>> seems like an eternity to me.
>
> No problem there. It helps you transition from python2 to python3.
>
> However, python3 is here and you should be able to write genuine python3
> code with the appropriate bytes and string facilities. It would be very
> confusing to try to mix the two regimes.
>
> I must say, though, that Python3 destroyed "print" forever for me. To
> avoid nausea, I write sys.stdout.write() in all Python3 code.
>

Not for me, I was using from __future__ import print_function for years 
so got used to typing those two extra brackets, plus print very kindly 
inserts the newlines for me.

-- 
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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