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Mastering Python by Rick van Hattem

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Summary

With the inclusion of packages such as pip and venv, I feel that Python 3 has become a complete package that should suit most people. Beyond legacy applications, there is no real reason not to choose Python 3 anymore. The initial Python 3 release in 2008 was definitely a bit raw compared to the well-rounded Python 2.6 version released the same year, but a lot has changed in that aspect. The last major Python 2 release was Python 2.7, which was released in 2010; within the software world, that is a very, very long time. While Python 2.7 still receives maintenance, it will not receive any of the amazing new features that Python 3 is getting—features such as Unicode strings by default, dict generators (Chapter 6, Generators and Coroutines ...

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