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Python: Visual QuickStart Guide, Third Edition by Toby Donaldson

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B. Comparing Python 2 and Python 3

In This Appendix

What’s New in Python 3

Python 3 was released at the end of 2008 and marked a major update to Python. Some of the changes introduced in Python 3 are not backward-compatible with Python 2, and so development of Python 2 has continued in parallel with the newer Python 3.

In this chapter, we’ll summarize some of the main changes to Python 3 and also explain how you can convert a Python 2 program to Python 3.

What’s New in Python 3

Python 3 introduced many new features; the following are some of the most visible:

Image Python 3’s print function is indeed a function. In Python 2, print was a language ...

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