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The Incredible Growth of Python (stackoverflow.blog)


Paul Rubin wrote:
> Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> writes:
>>> I've never seen one.
>> who has told you... they are working on a Python 3 code base.
> Just because they've told me about it doesn't mean I saw it personally.
> The ones I've seen, including new ones, are Python 2.
>
> Some people here use Py3 but I haven't heard (or don't remember) enough
> about what they're working on, to know if those are py3 codebases of any
> size.  If they say yes, I'll take their word for it, but this is a
> self-selected group of course.
>
>> That simply isn't true, unless you think it more likely everyone who
>> discusses their Python 3 code base is lying.
> People discuss Python language issues here a lot, but don't discuss as
> much about code bases.
>
> I know when I install a new OS (currently Debian 9 which was released
> a month or so ago) and type "python" on the command line, I get Py2.

Try typing python3.  It's in some distributions of Linux.