Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

I find it odd too that they did some minor releases, yet python 3 was not on the radar.

End of life is correct. It is end of life since it doesn't run on current platforms.

I am not sure if the latest distributions (Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat) have all removed python 2 packages. If not, it will be gone with the next major release. You're going to be in trouble to run software with no available interpreter, plus all the libraries in use are effectively abandoned.






> I am not sure if the latest distributions (Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat) have all removed python 2 packages. If not, it will be gone with the next major release

Red Hat has not. Ubuntu has not in its most recent stable release. Debian "unstable" is still using Python 2, so I don't think your statement holds up.

https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=redhat

https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=ubuntu

https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=debian

Also, Trac developers ave been making progress on Python3 as recently as 8 days ago:

https://trac.edgewall.org/ticket/12130


The tables show RHEL 8 and Debian 10 are setup with python 3 out of the box.



Applications are open for YC Summer 2020

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: