[Tutor] Which version to start with?

Rich Lovely roadierich at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 5 23:43:22 CEST 2009

2009/10/5 Nick Hird <nrhird at gmail.com>:
> What is the best version of python to start out with? I see some
> discussions on the net about not going to 3.1 but staying with the 2.x
> releases. But then i see that 3.1 is better if your just starting.
> Thanks for any insight on which version to go with.
> -Nick
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I've got to say I think version 2.6 is the one to go with.  Yes, 3.1
has been out for a while now, so support for it is getting better, but
2.6 code is very much the same as 2.5, so support has been around for
much longer, and therefore will be much more stable.  The same applies
to tutorials:  As code has changed very little since 2.0, there are
likely to be less errors, and a much larger archive of questions asked
previously - most of the posts to this list, archived at
(among a few other places), are about 2.x code.

Rich "Roadie Rich" Lovely

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