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Python 3 can revive Python | Hacker News

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Tags: python python3 opinion perspective news.ycombinator.com
Clipped on: 2014-05-26

At this point, I think python 3 just has a severe branding issue. I bet if you took python 3.4, removed the stuff that will egregiously break things (IE, lack of a print statement and new exception syntax), and just called it python 2.8 everyone would be pretty happy with it.

All the same, I'm continuously amazed at the arrogance of the people that maintain the language and set its direction. It's no wonder it's been a colossal failure. You know why I'm not running python 3? Because it doesn't solve a single problem I have. It doesn't solve anyone's problems. It solves imaginary problems, while creating real problems.