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Worth Learning Python 2.5/6?

Post icon  Posted 29 November 2008 - 05:26 AM

is it worth spending the time learning python at the moment?
i see that python 3 is due soon. Is python 3 going to be well supported from day 1, or is it going to take a long time for libraries to migrate to python 3. I'm think of libraries such as numeric, opengl,sdl, mysql, bindings etc. which would be the libraries of interest to me.

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Re: Worth Learning Python 2.5/6?

Posted 29 November 2008 - 09:15 PM

While my first hand knowledge of library migration isn't specific to python, I feel that i can answer your question. When a brand new iteration of a language comes out, there is always a delay. First for people to get up to speed on the new features, omissions, etc.. and then some more time for those people to write or port tools/libraries over to the new version. So, personally, I don't think it would hurt to start learning python.
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Re: Worth Learning Python 2.5/6?

Posted 30 November 2008 - 04:22 AM

Yes, it would definitely be worth your time. The syntax and API changes are minimal, although it does break old applications.
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