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Snakes on a wane: Python 2 development is finally frozen in time, version 3 slithers on

Gene Cash Silver badge

> anything other than a boneheaded decision

Actually, the change was to fix boneheaded design decisions in the original language, and Guido Van Rossum basically stated it as such. There wasn't a good way to do it w/o breaking backward compatibility, so as another poster said, they "grasped that nettle and moved forward"

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