Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Jul 19 20:17:52 CEST 2015


On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 4:14 AM, Laura Creighton <lac at openend.se> wrote:
> 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
>>infrastructure?
>
> 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.

And for software, you can often run emulators. How many people have
ancient Amiga games running on modern PCs via some sort of emulation
layer?

ChrisA


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