[Numpy-discussion] When to stop supporting Python 2.6?

Eric Firing efiring at hawaii.edu
Thu Dec 3 17:59:49 EST 2015

On 2015/12/03 12:47 PM, Charles R Harris wrote:
> Hi All,
> Thought I would raise the topic apropos this post
> <http://www.curiousefficiency.org/posts/2015/04/stop-supporting-python26.html>
> . There is not a great advantage to dropping 2.6, OTOH, 2.7 has more
> features (memoryview) and we could clean up the code a bit.
> Along the same lines, dropping support for Python 3.2 would allow more
> cleanup. In fact, I'd like to get to 3.4 as soon as possible, but don't
> know what would be a reasonable schedule. The Python 3 series might be
> easier to move forward on, as I think that Python 3 is just now starting
> to become the dominant version in some areas.
> Chuck
> <http://www.curiousefficiency.org/posts/2015/04/stop-supporting-python26.html>


I would support dropping the old versions now.  As a related data point, 
matplotlib is testing master on 2.7, 3.4, and 3.5--no more 2.6 and 3.3.


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