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What's the problem with Python 3.x

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What's the problem with Python 3.x? It was first released in 2008, but web hosting companies still seem to offer Python 2.x rather.

For example, Google App Engine only offers Python 2.7. What's wrong?...

posted Jan 14, 2014 by Seema Siddique

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What makes you think anything's wrong? Major changes to any established piece of software takes a fairly long while to infiltrate.

Lots of COBOL and Fortran 77 still running out there. I imagine there are still more than a few DOS and Windows 3.1 boxes as well. Why should adoption of Python 3.x be any different?

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There's nothing wrong with Python 3, but as Kiran says, it takes time for people to migrate.

Most cheap web hosts don't offer Python _at all_, but those that do have the choice of which version(s) to provide. It may be possible to call up either a 2.x or a 3.x by looking for "python" or "python3" - give it a try.

answer Jan 14, 2014 by Naveena Garg
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