Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?

Laura Creighton lac at
Sun Jul 19 20:14:30 CEST 2015

In a message of Sun, 19 Jul 2015 09:29:11 -0600, Ian Kelly writes:
>I think this is an unrealistic and unattainable goal. Even if you stop
>patching your Python 2.7 version altogether, what about the
>environment that it runs in? Are you going to stop patching the OS
>forever? Are you going to fix the current machine architecture exactly
>as it is, forever? I don't know if industrial code uses a network much
>or at all, but if it does, are you never going to upgrade your network

There is clearly some wishful thinking going around here, but
in terms of having the same machine architecture forever ... well, my
friend the hardware guy can make you a board that you can plug your
old perfectly working, reliable 1970s tech machines into -- because they
really want to be plugged into a pdp-11 running RSX-11.  Then we fake
things using Python to simulate enough RSX-11 to keep on running.

We figure the machines will still be running long after we are dead.


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