[Biopython-dev] Updating Biopython requirements wording to recommend Python 3

Michiel de Hoon mjldehoon at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 2 01:14:01 UTC 2015

Is there a reason that Biopython should recommend using Python 3 (e.g. are there any modules that work with Python 3 but not with Python 2)?If not, I don't think we should make this recommendation.-Michiel

     On Thursday, October 1, 2015 10:43 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:

 Hello all,

Currently our README file says:

We currently recommend using Python 2.7 from http://www.python.org which
is the final version of Python 2.  Early adopters are encouraged to try
Biopython under Python 3.3, 3.4, or 3.5 but not all the optional dependencies
are available yet.

Would anyone object to a more forward looking phrasing, e.g.

We currently recommend using Python 3.5 from http://www.python.org and avoiding
legacy Python 2.6 or 2.7 unless your choice is restricted due to having to work
with old code.

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