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TechRepublicDEVELOPERCXO JPMorgan's Athena has 35 million lines of Python code, and won't be updated to Python 3 in time


On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 4:38 AM Spencer Graves
<spencer.graves at effectivedefense.org> wrote:
>
>        Is anyone interested in contacting these companies -- or the
> companies from which they buy cybersecurity insurance -- and inviting
> them to provide paid staff to maintain 2.7 and to offer further offer
> consulting services to help these clients inventory what they have and
> how much it would cost to migrate?
>
>
>        For example, how much would it cost to write and maintain an
> emulator for 2.7.16 in 3.7.4?
>
>
>        The Python Software Foundation does not want to maintain 2.7 for
> free anymore, but if there is sufficient demand, they should be thrilled
> to make a handsome profit off of it -- while providing high quality,
> good paying jobs for smart Pythonistas.
>

That's not really the PSF's job, but if you're looking at this from a
viewpoint of "wouldn't it be nice if there were jobs available
supporting 2.7", then do the rounds of the commercial Python
distributors. Anaconda, Enthought, ActiveState, and possibly folks
like Red Hat, have an interest in making money off Python, and they're
not in any way obliged to stop working with Py2 as of 2020. Each
company is free to make its own commercial decision regarding which
versions they'll support.

ChrisA