On 31 May 2014 12:30:11 GMT, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.pyt...@pearwood.info> wrote:

>On Sat, 31 May 2014 12:07:59 +0200, Steve Hayes wrote:
>> I'll leave Python 3.2 on my computer, but 2.7.5 will be the one I'm
>> installing now. Even if I could *find* a book that deals with Python
>> 3.x, couldn't afford to but yet another Python book.
>Version 2.7 is a good choice, and it will be around for a long time: it 
>will be supported until at least 2020, so you should get many years of 
>use from it.
>Do not be discouraged about Python 3. There are differences, but they 
>aren't so different as to be a major barrier. By the time you have a bit 
>of experience with 2.7, you will be more than capable of dealing with the 
>differences with version 3. They are not different languages, think of 
>them as slightly different dialects of the same language, like UK and 
>South African English.

That's more or less what the book said, about why it chose to use 2 rather
than 3. 

Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
Web:  http://www.khanya.org.za/stevesig.htm
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