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On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 6:45 AM Python <python at bladeshadow.org> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 05:38:38AM +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:
> > > > Isn't it time to stop going to great effort to support Python
> > >
> > > If you live in a world where you get to decide that, sure.  Not
> > > everyone does.
> > >
> >
> > Everyone gets to decide how much time and effort they put into
> > supporting an old and unsupported system.
>
> Mostly not...  In the real world you typically are beholden to
> customers (be they internal or external), and you are beholden to your
> bosses (be they the same or different people from the first group).
> What you say is true only if you have no customers or bosses to whom
> you have obligations, or have sufficient financial freedom or
> influence to ignore them and are willing to accept the consequences.
>

Is your boss/client smart enough to understand the concept of putting
in effort now to pay off significant dividends later?

Does your boss/client recognize that using software that isn't getting
security patches means you're vulnerable?

Actually, does your boss/client even care what your chosen language
is? Certainly in the case of clients or customers, it's extremely
common for them to have expectations in terms of "make it work", not
"keep it running on Python 2".

So long as it's fairly easy to keep it going on Py2, sure, keep it
going on Py2. But if it's going to be a lot of effort - and,
increasingly, it will - then you need to be willing to take the
non-lazy option and do the migration, rather than perpetually putting
it off and incurring more and more technical debt in the process.

ChrisA