[Python-Dev] Anyone still using Python 2.5?
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Thu Dec 22 02:49:37 CET 2011
On 22 Dec 2011, at 01:25, Mark Hammond wrote:
> FWIW, the most recent version of pywin32 has the following download counts (rounded to the nearest thousand)
> Version 32bit 64bit
> 3.2 - 75,000 9,000
> 3.1 - 4,000 1,000
> 2.7 - 126,000 16,000
> 2.6 - 46,000 6,000
> 2.5 - 21,000 n/a
> 2.4 - 3,000 n/a
> 2.3 - 1,000 n/a
> So ISTM that 2.5 isn't hugely popular these days, but also isn't insignificant. It probably means I could "safely" drop 2.3 and 2.4 support though...
These figures can't possibly be true. No-one is using Python 3 yet. ;-)
FWIW I heard a few days ago about a UK government department, HMGCC (Her Majesty's Government Communication Centre - based in Milton Keynes), who use Python for research projects. They switched to using Python 3 a while ago.
All the best,
> On 21/12/2011 6:16 PM, Chris Withers wrote:
>> What's the python-dev view on this?
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Anyone still using Python 2.5?
>> Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 07:15:46 +0000
>> From: Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk>
>> To: Python List <python-list at python.org>,
>> "testing-in-python at lists.idyll.org" <testing-in-python at lists.idyll.org>,
>> simplistix at googlegroups.com
>> Hi All,
>> What's the general consensus on supporting Python 2.5 nowadays?
>> Do people still have to use this in commercial environments or is
>> everyone on 2.6+ nowadays?
>> I'm finally getting some continuous integration set up for my packages
>> and it's highlighting some 2.5 compatibility issues. I'm wondering
>> whether to fix those (lots of ugly "from __future__ import
>> with_statement" everywhere) or just to drop Python 2.5 support.
>> What do people feel?
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