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Python versions? “Python2” vs “Python3”?

Python is a generalized term

If you have ever been confused by the term “Python”, or by all the number of Python versions in existence, don’t feel bad. The term “Python” is a bit general in nature. Since the initial debut in 1991, the language has gone through a number of major and minor revisions. The most notable, is the change from Python 2.x to Python 3.x.

Python 2 matured at version 2.7+. This was scheduled to hit end of life years ago, but finally has done so at the start of 2020. See Sunsetting Python 2 if you care to […]

Setting a vim Color Scheme

I was recently lecturing on API and API Design with Python, and was in a room where the projector was nearing it’s last days. With significantly less lumens, it was difficult to see the blue comments on black background. Perhaps your reasons are different, but if you’re looking for instructions for setting a vim color scheme, read on.

From within vim, issue the following command to change to the ‘morning’ theme.

:colorscheme morning

Now from within vim, issue the following command to change to the ‘industry’ theme.

:colorscheme industry

If you’re lazy, you can shorthand the colorscheme command as follows.

:colo blue

To cycle through available […]