Velocity Reviews - Computer Hardware Reviews

Velocity Reviews > Newsgroups > Programming > Python > python 3.0 or 3000 ....is it worth waiting??? Newbie Question

Reply
Thread Tools

python 3.0 or 3000 ....is it worth waiting??? Newbie Question

 
 
Nomad.C@gmail.com
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      07-03-2007
Hi
I'm considering learning Python...but with the python 3000 comming
very soon, is it worth waiting for?? I know that the old style of
coding python will run parallel with the new, but I mean, its going to
come to an end eventually.

What do you think??
Chris

 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Daniel Nogradi
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      07-03-2007
> Hi
> I'm considering learning Python...but with the python 3000 comming
> very soon, is it worth waiting for?? I know that the old style of
> coding python will run parallel with the new, but I mean, its going to
> come to an end eventually.
>
> What do you think??
> Chris



99% of what you would learn from python 2.x will be useful for python 3.0.

HTH,
Daniel
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Alex Martelli
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      07-03-2007
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> I'm considering learning Python...but with the python 3000 comming
> very soon, is it worth waiting for?? I know that the old style of
> coding python will run parallel with the new, but I mean, its going to
> come to an end eventually.


It will be years before Py3k is fully usable for "industrial-strength"
programming: the language itself must stabilize, then the standard
library, then third-party extensions. And migrating from Python 2.6 to
Python 3000 will be very easy once the latter has all the 3rd party and
standard library modules you need -- just as moving from 2.5 to 2.6 will
be. So, there's really no reason to wait: start learning Python with
2.5, the solid implementation available right now and with tons of 3rd
party extensions, tools, etc, and there will just be tiny amounts of
effort required to eventually move up a long time in the future.


Alex
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Re: [Python-Dev] [Python-3000] RELEASED Python 2.6a1 and 3.0a3 Paul Moore Python 0 03-01-2008 10:39 PM
Re: python 3.0 or 3000 ....is it worth waiting??? Newbie Question Jean-Paul Calderone Python 4 07-03-2007 06:35 PM
Python language extension mechanism for Python 3000... Worth for PEP? Petr Prikryl Python 1 11-30-2006 02:39 PM
Why would Webrick use 0.0.0.0:3000 instead of 127.0.0.1:3000 ? Curt Hibbs Ruby 1 12-18-2005 12:58 PM
Why would Webrick use 0.0.0.0:3000 instead of 127.0.0.1:3000 ? Curt Hibbs Ruby 2 12-18-2005 06:04 AM



Advertisments