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From Junru Shao <junrushao1...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Python2 End of Life
Date Mon, 13 May 2019 20:36:36 GMT
+1

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 1:34 PM Aaron Markham <aaron.s.markham@gmail.com>
wrote:

> +1 for the pledge and to start moving things to Python 3.
> I think our installation instructions and tutorials can be updated to
> default to Python3 and we should update Python2-only tutorials. I know
> we have a handful of those, and when I spot them, I'll create an
> issue.
> I can also look at migrating the docs build to Python 3.
> Should we add a new label for issues relating to migrating to Python3?
> Cheers,
> Aaron
>
> On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 12:04 PM Zach Kimberg <zachary.kimberg@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Right now, the official date for ending support for Python 2.7 (and all
> of
> > python2) is set to January 1 [1]. As part of it, a number of projects
> have
> > pledged to drop support for Python2 in or before 2020 including
> Tensorflow,
> > requests, pandas, ipython, numpy, pillow, and Cython [2]. I believe we
> > should also join in this pledge on python3statement.org [2] because it
> > would help clean up our project and it would be difficult to continue
> > supporting Python2 anyway when some of our dependencies are dropping
> > support.
> >
> > As a concrete step, we should decide on a date to remove all usages of
> > Python2 from our CI and consider that officially dropping support.
> > Following that, we can expect PRs will end up breaking support for
> Python2.
> > I suggest just using the same date that Python is dropping support of
> > January 1. We may also need to update some examples or scripts that were
> > written only for python2 that are around the project. Any thoughts?
> >
> > Zach
> >
> >
> > [1] - https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0373/
> > [2] - https://python3statement.org/
>

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