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Python 2: No updates, no nothing after 1 January 2020

     
4:55 pm on Sep 11, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Python 2 will sunset on January 1st 2020 however, many applications have not yet upgraded to version 3, causing the coding lingo's team to mount a communications campaign to persuade devs to port their code.

Python is the third most popular programming language after JavaScript and Java, according to Redmonk. Its use has been boosted by the strong interest in machine learning, for which Python is well suited, thanks in part to its various AI-related libraries and frameworks.
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Those who use Python should make the move to 3 as soon as possible!
5:41 pm on Sept 11, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I started with Python 3 so I'm good.

Now there is no excuse not to switch.

But the core devs have toiled long enough, and the 2020 EOL date (an extension from the originally annouced 2015 EOL!)

Then again, if you still haven't made switch after having be given a 5 year extension, then you likely will never switch.
5:47 pm on Sept 11, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Those who use Python should make the move to 3 as soon as possible!

Not necessarily. It's not like if Python 2 will stop working. It will just stop receiving updates. Scripts written in Python 2 will continue to work normally, and developers will still be able to use Python 2 to program their stuff. Like being said above, the announcement of the end of life of Python 2 was announced 5 years ago, so it was planned, and developers had all the time to migrate, if they wanted.
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Heh heh ... I used a 1956 Sylvania portable TV until 1996 when it finally gave up the ghost. Imagine my surprise when I replaced that 13" with a 15" ... and the new beast not only had UHF, but color as well!

Folks can always pick and chose when to update ... but update you eventually will ... :)
9:50 am on Sept 12, 2019 (gmt 0)

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No security updates.

Most libraries (and frameworks) will stop updating Python 2 versions next year - if they have not already done so.

Not a huge issues for everything, but it is for anything public facing like websites.
 

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