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The end is near (python 2) (Text)

Python 2 support is finally coming to an end in 2020.

I remember the many dirty hacks for compatibility. Hopefully more and more compatibility wrappers are removed
to unleash the async power of python 3.
Also I see a great future for type hints.

Some parts of the standard library and projects use them already. Examples herefor are functiontools.singledispatch and cython.


For those who still rely on python 2, remember:
pip support is also slowly fading out:

https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/6148

This means: no new features and when some important libraries used by pip drop python 2 support, no real bugfixes.
Your project will be much harder to install (with many quirks) and the security of the install process will slowly degrade.

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