- Construction of the Berlin-Bradenburg airport gets another delay.
- First trains go from Hauptbahnhof to Hönow through the
updated U5 line.
- Python 2 reaches end of life once and forever.
- First release in 2001
- Last feature release 2.7 in 2010
- End of any support by Jan 1st 2020
- Nice countdown at
- First release in 2008
- Latest feature release 3.7 in 2018
- Present and future of Python
Why a major version?
- print and exec are functions
- Iterator instead of lists (e.g. dict.items)
- Text vs binary data mess solved
- Clean up of the standard library
- Various syntax clean-ups
- Built-in asyncio library (3.4)
- Enumeration types (3.4)
- Single-dispatch generic functions (3.4)
- Unpacking generalization (3.5)
- Formatted string literals (3.6)
- Data classes (3.7)
- __getattr__ on modules (3.7)
- If your code does not work Python 3, time has come!
six library to the rescue.
- If you have a CLI/GUI, time to drop Python 2
- If you don't run CI with Python 3.. you know :)
- Be ready for dependencies dropping Python 2
- Be ready for distributions dropping Python 2