On 31 May 2014 12:30:11 GMT, Steven D'Aprano
>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
Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
E-mail - see web page, or parse: shayes at dunelm full stop org full stop uk