[Python-Dev] The end of 2.7

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sun Apr 7 17:04:03 CEST 2013

Am 07.04.2013 14:10, schrieb Skip Montanaro:
> I started writing this last night before the flurry of messages which
> arrived overnight.  I thought originally, "Oh, Skip, you're being too
> harsh."  But now I'm not so sure.  I think you are approaching the
> issue of 2.7's EOL incorrectly. Of those discussing the end of Python
> 2.7, how many of you still use it in your day-to-day work? Have any of
> you yet to move to Python 3?  It sounds like many people at PyCon are
> still 2.x users.
> Where I work (a trading firm that uses Python as just one of many
> different pieces of technology, not a company where Python is the core
> technology upon which the firm is based) we are only just now
> migrating from 2.4 to 2.7. I can't imagine we'll have migrated to
> Python 3 in two years.

You won't have to.  You've been using 2.4 for 4.5 years after its last
maintenance release (which was in December 2008), so by analogy you'll
have until 2019 to migrate away from Python 2.7.


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