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

Julian Taylor jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 8 14:08:37 EST 2017

On 06.11.2017 11:10, Ralf Gommers wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 7:25 AM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris at gmail.com <mailto:charlesr.harris at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi All,
>     Thought I'd toss this out there. I'm tending towards better sooner
>     than later in dropping Python 2.7 support as we are starting to run
>     up against places where we would like to use Python 3 features. That
>     is particularly true on Windows where the 2.7 compiler is really old
>     and lacks C99 compatibility.
> This is probably the most pressing reason to drop 2.7 support. We seem
> to be expending a lot of effort lately on this stuff. I was previously
> advocating being more conservative than the timeline you now propose,
> but this is the pain point that I think gets me over the line.

Would dropping python2 support for windows earlier than the other
platforms a reasonable approach?
I am not a big fan of to dropping python2 support before 2020, but I
have no issue with dropping python2 support on windows earlier as it is
our largest pain point.

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