[Numpy-discussion] Proposal of timeline for dropping Python 2.7 support

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Mon Nov 6 20:37:49 EST 2017

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 7:24 AM, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 10:25 AM, Charles R Harris <
> charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  the timeline I've been playing with is to keep Python 2.7 support
>> through 2018, which given our current pace, would be for NumPy 1.15 and
>> 1.16. After that 1.16 would become a long term support release with
>> backports of critical bug fixes
> +1
> I think py2.7 is going to be around for a long time yet -- which means we
> really do want to keep the long term support -- which may be quite some
> time. But that's doesn't mean people insisting on no upgrading PYthon need
> to get the latest and greatest numpy.
> Also -- if py2.7 continues to see the use I expect it will well past when
> pyton.org officially drops it, I wouldn't be surprised if a Python2.7
> Windows build based on a newer compiler would come along -- perhaps by
> Anaconda or conda-forge, or ???

I suspect that this will indeed happen. I am aware of multiple companies
following this path already (building python + numpy themselves with a
newer MS compiler).

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