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For real this time, get your butt off Python 2: No updates, no nothing after 1 January 2020

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Python -- Major version changes....

Python 1.5 was where I started...great language to get going with. The move to Python2 was essentially painless....also great. Then I had to move everything from Python2 to Python3.....even for my modest portfolio of code this was an absolute nightmare. Three related components of this nightmare stand out. First there was Unicode. Second was the bytes vs strings innovation. Then there was the "helpful" utility 2to3 which often didn't help. The second one was marginally more painful than the first because my Python2 code had lots of places where the code was reading and/or writing to low-level database files (FoxPro and the like).

Anyway, it does not surprise me in the least if organisations with mountains of Python2 code are REALLY LEERY of converting their code. Good luck out there!!!

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