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On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 4:20 PM, DrFranken <midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Not to be flippant about this stuff because we know many in this
boat. However first off nothing *I* can do about it nor IBM either. If the
company you are working at/with doesn't see the value in the newer systems
they are hurting only themselves. Yes I understand many have software issues
to solve but putting those off is more expensive than they think.

I have no disagreement about the merits of keeping current. I'm not
defending staying on old systems.

I just felt that in your previous post, you quoted me out of context,
and then "refuted" what I said by pointing out that IBM's Python is
available for free.

And now you've taken my latest post and used it as a launchpad for
talking about why people should upgrade their hardware and operating
system. I don't feel you were condescending or judgmental about it,
and I've already stated that I agree with all your points. There is
nothing but choir in this list, Larry. I just feel that you completely
missed the point of my last two posts now.

Which is understandable, because I don't think my point is even
remotely relevant to you. (If it were relevant to you, you probably
would not have called IBM's offering "Python 3.0", for example.) My
point is this: At *some shops* conditions are such that the practical
choice for near-term Python exploration is Python 2.7. For other shops
it's 3.4.

John Y.

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