Python 2 is an old version of the language that is incompatible with the 3.x
line of releases. The language is mostly the same, but many details, especially
how built-in objects like dictionaries and strings work, have changed
considerably, and a lot of deprecated features have finally been removed in the
Note that documentation for Python 2 is provided in the python2-docs
This package provides the "python2" executable; most of the actual
implementation is within the "python2-libs" package.