Entries published on May 5, 2020
Variations on the Death of Python 2
On April 20th, 2020, a release manager named Benjamin Peterson smashed the “publish” button on Python 2.7.18.
The Python 2 release series reached the end of its upstream support from the Python core team at the start of the year. I don’t know for certain, but I assumed the timing of the actual final package was meant to occur during PyCon (which, until a global pandemic struck, was scheduled for mid-April), possibly so there could be some sort of nice ceremony to mark the occasion.
At any rate, Python 2 …