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It's not strange. Python developers might declare Python 2.X EOLed, but that won't stop people from using it. Like it or not, Python 2.X is not going away.



There are big companies with huge legacy 2.x codebases who will stall as long as possible. But popular libraries are dropping 2, and many new libraries aren’t supporting it to begin with. Python 2 is accelerating toward irrelevance.


You make it sound like they're holding out of some weird sense of spite. It's more reasonable to assume most large or small companies still using 2.x have not prioritized upgrading over, I don't know, staying in business?

As large libraries drop 2.x support over time they'll have to prioritize upgrading.


> have not prioritized upgrading over, I don't know, staying in business?

Banks use the very same excuse for a long time, which is why they can't even find Cobol devs to do the work. Bottom line: if having some new grad developer convert Python2 to 3 for some legacy shit would put you out of business, you're already well on your way out.


Sure, and nothing prevents those people from grabbing the last 2-compatible numpy version.




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