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13th
Jul 2018
Timothy M. Shead
@tshead2
Jul 13 2018 18:44

Gang:

If you aren’t aware of it, Python 2 will not be maintained after 2020 (https://pythonclock.org), and many scientific tools have pledged to stop supporting Python 2 along similar timelines (http://python3statement.org). Since numpy is a critical Toyplot dependency on that list, I decided to get out ahead of this and commit to a similar timeline. So: Toyplot will stop supporting Python 2 on December 31, 2018. Currently, all of my Toyplot development is on Python 3, and we have Python 2 and 3 builds on Travis to catch any regressions, so what this change will mean in practice is that the Python 2 build gets shut down.

For what it’s worth, I switched to Python 3 exclusively for all my work at the beginning of the year, and it has been fairly uneventful. The only time I’ve had to fall back to Python 2 was with a pair of commercial applications that embed it - module dependencies have been a complete non-issue.

Cheers,
Tim