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Vitamin: Python 2 vs Python 3
2014-08-11 6:16am -07:00T Visit Vitamin


Outtake:

When I started at Treehouse, I only had one mission: Teach Python. Seems easy enough. But I was immediately hit with a bit of a problem. Which version of Python should I teach? Python 2, started in 2000 and slated to lose all support in 2020, is still popular but it’s definitely going to end. Guido already declared there wouldn’t be an official 2.8.

And Python 3, despite it’s slow adoption and early problems with Unicode, is now a strong version of the language. But I knew, I just knew, that if I picked Python 3, I’d get asked why.

They could have hired me for my psychic abilities.

Students haven’t asked quite as often as I expected, but it does come up. I figured I should explain why I picked Python 3 and what some of the major differences are between the two versions of the language.

Why Python 3

The answer I give most people is because Python 2 has been end-of-life’d. The people that work directly on Python have decided that there won’t ever be a Python 2.8. They also decided that Python 2.7, from now on, will only get security updates from the Python 3 development branch. No new features...

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