2.x features and improvements
Posted Feb 21, 2011 23:26 UTC (Mon) by pboddie
In reply to: Quite frankly
Parent article: Moving to Python 3
But, at this point, there have been 3 releases of 3.x made now, and 2.x isn't being developed anymore. So, if you want any new features ever, you either have to pick up maintenance of 2.x, or switch to 3.x.
However, most of the implementations apart from CPython work with 2.x features, and although there have been noises amongst some of them about 3.x support being a possibility, the priorities of their developers would appear to be the development of other kinds of features than language features. So, for example, PyPy would seem to be sticking with 2.x support and concentrating on performance - it's already faster than CPython for some things and getting faster - so if you value those kinds of features over the language tidying that 3.x represents, then you're not going to switch to 3.x.
But then again, neither are the implementation developers, so 2.x is still a very safe bet.
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