Guido on python3 for beginners
steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Thu Feb 18 01:47:07 EST 2016
On Wednesday 17 February 2016 19:51, Rustom Mody wrote:
> I hope someone can help me find this link: There is some record that Guido
> has said that python3 is probably a bit harder on noobs than python2.
> Does anyone know/have that link?
I can't say that I've seen it. I know that Raymond Hettinger is not too fond
of adding new syntactic features that add little in the way of power but
make the language harder to learn, but I don't recall anyone saying that it
is harder for newbies to get started with Python 3 than Python 2.
There are more features in Python 3, so in that trivial sense of "more to
learn", I suppose that it is objectively correct that it is harder to learn
than Python 2. But I don't think the learning curve is any steeper. If
anything, the learning curve is ever-so-slightly less steep.
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