[Python-Dev] 2.7 is here until 2020, please don't call it a waste.

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat May 30 02:34:15 CEST 2015

On 30 May 2015 09:57, "Antoine Pitrou" <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 30 May 2015 01:49:10 +0200
> Christian Heimes <christian at python.org> wrote:
> > For performance patches we have to consider our responsibility for the
> > environment. Every improvement means more speed and less power
> > consumption. Python runs of hundreds of thousands of machines in the
> > cloud. Python 2.7 will be used for at least half a decade, probably
> > longer. Servers can be replaced with faster machines later and less
> > fossil fuel must be burned to produce power.
> Please keep your ideology out of this.

I'm a qualified engineer (in computer systems engineering), so caring about
environmental sustainability is part of my professional ethical standards,
not just a matter of personal preference: http://www.wfeo.org/ethics/

Given the power draw of large data centres, the environmental impact of
performance improvements to the Python 2 series is a point well worth


> Regards
> Antoine.
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