On 01/24/2020 05:02 AM, Eric V. Smith wrote:
On 1/24/2020 5:50 AM, Ivan Levkivskyi wrote:
On Fri, 24 Jan 2020 at 10:05, Victor Stinner wrote:
The proposal is to give one year to project maintainers to drop Python 2.7 support, since Python 2.7 end of support just happened a few weeks ago (2020-01-01).
Also I am not sure it is really worth it. For example, importing ABCs directly from collections was deprecated 8 years ago, what would 1 extra year change?
I think the concern is that with removing so many deprecated features, we're effectively telling libraries that if they want to support 3.9, they'll have stop supporting 2.7. And many library authors aren't willing to do that yet. Will they be willing to in another year? I can't say.
I'm not dropping support for 2.7 for the foreseeable future for my libraries, so an extra year won't help me at all (other than give me another 12 months to procrastinate).