[Tutor] Switching to other version of Python

Lie Ryan lie.1296 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 10:54:01 CEST 2009

Alan Gauld wrote:
> "Corey Richardson" <kb1pkl at aim.com> wrote
>> My school has python 2.4. I have python 2.6, and I find it perfectly
>> wonderful. However, I am contemplating the switch, and am wondering,
>> what is your personal opinion on why or why not to use 3.x? Thanks for
>> the help in advance,
> Well your Python 3 programs won't run as expected on your school v2.4
> and your schoool programs won;t run at all on your python v3.
> So I'd stay well clear of v3 for now. There is no compelling reason to
> switch yet.
> You could keep 2.6 on your own PC and use v3 of course but most of the
> v3 stuff is available in 2.6. Also you could upgrade to 2.7 for even
> more 3 compatibility but still better with 2.4 than using 3 would be.
> Resist the urge to upgrade just for the sake of it.
> (Advice I fail to follow in HiFi but try to follow in everything else! :-)

You also have the option to install both and ignore one. It's not like a
black-or-white choice.

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