Re: Which Version of Python?

Discussion in 'Python' started by MRAB, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. MRAB

    MRAB Guest

    On 11/09/2012 17:49, Charles Hottel wrote:
    > I have a lot of programming experience in many different languages and now
    > I want to learn Python. Which version do you suggest I download, Python 2.x
    > or Python 3.x ? Also why should I prefer one over the other?
    >
    > Right now I am thinkng Python 3.x as it has been out since 2008, but I have
    > some concerns about backward compatibility with older packages that I might
    > want to use.
    >
    > Thanks for your ideas and help.
    >

    My own preference is for Python 3.x. Python 2.x is ending at 2.7.

    As you said, some older packages may still be using 2.x, but there's
    not that much difference between 3.x and 2.x, so you should be able to
    switch from one to the other one very easily.
     
    MRAB, Sep 11, 2012
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