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

vtcodger Silver badge

"The world needed a Python 3 as much as it needed a Perl 6."

I think that probably depends on whether you need unicode. I'm fine with ASCII, so I'm sticking with Python 2.7 -- possibly forever. But if Python was going to break the language in order to better handle East Asian characters and such, it was probably a good idea to simultaneously fix all the other language stuff that turned out to be a dubious idea. Things like print being a statement rather than just another function meaning that you need to do some trickery to print from a list comprehension in Python 2.

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