May 1, 2016
Python 3 came out in 2008. That’s eight whole years ago. This past month, April 2016, is the first month that there have been more Python 3-related questions on Stack Overflow than Python 2-related questions. It has taken a long time, but Python 3 finally seems to be getting as much usage as Python 2. It’ll be interesting to see if this is a tipping point and usage of Python 2 begins to plummet. Here’s the latest chart:
No change here. Google still thinks that people are more interested in Python 2 as it still usually recommends the Python 2.7 documentation over the Python 3.5 documentation when you do a search for something like Python Unicode.
We will take another look in early June.
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