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Python 2 and 3 Compatibility

With Six and Python-Future Libraries

Authors: Nanjekye, Joannah

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  • Explains forward compatibility to create Python 2 code that will run on both Python 2 and 3
  • Provides a manual for Python project maintainers to support both versions
  • Uses two popular Python libraries, Python-Future and Six
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About this book

Discover clean ways to write code that will run on both Python 2 and 3.This book is tutorial-oriented with detailed examples of how to convert existing Python 2-compatible code to code that will run reliably on both Python 2 and 3. 

Although Python 3 is considered the future of Python, Python 2.x will be maintained for several more years, alongside Python 3, which is not backwards compatible. For those who need to support both versions, this book guides you through the process. 

Python 2 and 3 Compatibility explains the syntactical differences between Python 2 and 3, and how to use Python packages Python-Future and Six to implement neutral compatibility. Developers working on either small, medium, or large projects will appreciate the author's clear explanations, detailed examples, and clean techniques to help them extend support for both versions to their existing Python 2-compatible projects.

What You'll Learn

  • Understand the syntactical differences between Python 2 and 3
  • Use the Six and Future libraries
  • Review the new features in Python 3
  • Choose which Python versions to support when doing neutral support
  • Decide on whether to port or provide support for both versions

Who This Book Is For

Professional Python developers and enthusiasts that want to implement Python 3 support for their existing Python 2 compatible code.

About the authors

Joannah Nanjekye is from Uganda, a software engineer, conference speaker and a proud FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) contributor who presented at PyCon ZA in South Africa in 2016 and 2017. She shares her knowledge on implementation for Python 2 and 3 support from experiences on her work on open source projects. She worked as software developer for Laboremus Uganda and Fintech Uganda before pursuing a career as Aeronautical Engineer with a bias in Avionics at Kenya Aeronautical College. She is a proud Rails Girls Summer of Code alumnae and was mentored into FOSS development during her time as a scholar.

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eBook 16,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2955-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 24,60 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2954-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Python 2 and 3 Compatibility
Book Subtitle
With Six and Python-Future Libraries
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Joannah Nanjekye
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2955-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2955-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2954-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 129
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 illustrations in colour
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