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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
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(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
But let's not start another language flamewar.
Python moratorium and the future of 2.x
Posted Nov 12, 2009 14:07 UTC (Thu) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Anyways it's always been something normal to have multiple versions of
Python installed. I have 3 versions installed right now and while pure
python generally packages work across all of them, most complex modules
have some C code in them and you end up with a lot of multiple copies of
the same module.
As far as unicode support goes it is not a issue of 'true' vs 'untrue'
unicode support the difference is having 8-bit strings heavily overloaded
as the basic datatype for the entire implementation and every modules and
issues with data type conversions and mismatching string types a common
source of python bugs because unicode was tacked onto the language after
the fact versus having all strings be unicode and having a separate basic
byte datatype for storing data.
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