Posted Feb 17, 2011 19:51 UTC (Thu) by NikLi (guest, #66938)
Parent article: Moving to Python 3
i don't see any new features in Python 3 that would make me want to switch.
I mean, "why?". And then there is a certain pressure to make the switch and show to the world that Python3 was a huge success, unlike the "perl6 fiasco", and then show the success of the python development model, PEPs, BDFL, etc. This seems like burning bridges as in "if we go back to python2, we will be like those perl6 people we've been making fun of".
The techinal differences are minimal and many of them in the domain of "nits".
I find arguments that say that "in the future there will be only Python3" misleading. There are many firms that use python extensively for their services and THEY WON'T SWITCH ANY TIME SOON. Count google as one of them, and i bet you they haven't got the least interest to rewrite their infrastructure to python3 because "dict.keys is an iterator", etc.
And, last but not least, YOU DON'T BREAK "Hello World".
Quite frankly in education i'd rather teach my students Python2, so they'll go work for google or something...