Python 2.x isn't an outdated standard, it's just an older version.
Thank you! I didn't think of it that way. I guess the reason why I'm confused is because like in OpenGL, there's a huge difference between the older versions which are now deprecated(fixed function pipeline) vs the programmable pipeline. Python's not my first language so I guess I should be fine just diving in with what I got and adapting to the new stuff as it comes :]
Only one other thing though that had piqued my interest. When I was searching around for differences between HTML 4 and HTML 5 and Python 2.x and Python 3 I found a lot of negativity directed towards the newer versions and people saying that the switch would never happen and that it was a bad idea and stuff. Why is this? Is it just because of the amount of the code base that would then become legacy code? As far as I understand it in HTML's case, "switching" to HTML 5 isn't going to affect people who wrote their code in the older standard.
But anyway I digress. Thank you very much for your help.I will go ahead and get started on Python.