running python 2 vs 3

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Thu Mar 20 23:42:39 CET 2014

On 20/03/2014 22:23, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> Ned Batchelder <ned at>:
>> On 3/20/14 4:59 PM, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
>>> Well, with proper care, I suppose the same code base could support perl
>>> as well. ;)
>> I'm not sure how to take this comment. I feel like you are mocking my
>> choice. I wanted to make available to as broad an audience
>> as possible, something that I think is worthwhile. Yes, there was an
>> engineering cost, but the tradeoff was worth it.
> I can't judge if your particular choice was the right one. My only point
> is that python2 and python3 are so far apart as to be regarded as
> independent languages.

And I still say this is complete nonsense.

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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