On 25Sep2019 2140, Benjamin Peterson wrote:
On Wed, Sep 25, 2019, at 17:25, Rob Cliffe via Python-Dev wrote:
I additionally share the bemusement of some other commentators on this thread to the idea of Python 2 "support", which is not something ever promised to Python 2 (or 3) users by CPython core developers. Essentially, next year, we're changing our "support" policy of Python 2.7 from "none, but we're nice people" to "none".
I understand, but I hope that if a clear bug (perhaps especially a security bug) is found in Python 2.7 (perhaps one that is also in Python 3.x) the core devs will not be in principle opposed to fixing it. At least if one of them (or someone else sufficiently qualified) is prepared to do the work. Especially as you're "essentially" (and you ARE :-) -:) ) "such nice people".
Before 2.7.18, sure. After that, in principle and practice, we're opposed.
The biggest thing that will change is that all our CI systems will stop testing 2.7, and there's a good chance we'll lock (or delete?) the 2.7 branch from our repo.
So you may find someone nice enough (or willing enough to accept money (or willing to accept enough money)) to fix an issue, but the fix will have to go somewhere other than the main repo and someone else will have to verify and release it.