[Mailman-Users] Now that Python 2 is dead

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Apr 11 13:15:36 EDT 2019

On 4/11/19 10:05 AM, Mike Flannigan wrote:
> I'm surprised to hear there is so much migration in
> Python with limited backward compatibility.?? Perl
> has never had that problem.?? I almost never have to
> modify my old code.?? I'd recommend you use Perl, but
> everybody knows Perl is dead :-)

The statement below is misleading.

> On 4/10/2019 6:03 PM, mailman-users-request at python.org wrote:
>> Python 3.4 is not compatible with python 3.6 is not compatible with
>> python 3.7 -- there is not guarantee you won't have to do the same dance
>> again and again every couple of years. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Generally older Python 3 code will run on newer versions. The issues are
trying to run code developed for newer Python 3 versions on older versions.

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