[scikit-learn] [Scikit-learn-general] Dropping Python 2.6 compatibility

Andy t3kcit at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 10:31:51 EDT 2016

Hi all.

Picking up this old thread, I propose we announce that 0.18 is the last 
release that
will support Python 2.6.
That will give people some time to think about it between releases.



On 01/04/2016 08:28 AM, Gael Varoquaux wrote:
> Happy new year everybody,
> As a new year resolution, I suggest that we drop Python 2.6
> compatibility.
> For an argumentation in this favor, see
> http://www.snarky.ca/stop-using-python-2-6 (I don't buy everything there,
> but the core idea is there).
> For us, this will mean more usage of context managers, which is good.
> The down side is that many clusters run RedHat variant that are still
> under 2.6 (Duh!). The question is: are people using the stock Python on
> the clusters, or something else.
> Opinions please?
> Gaël
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