On Thu, 5 Dec 2019 09:40:50 -0500 Aaron Bauman <b...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> Wonderful response, William. Just because its EOL, doesn't mean it stops working. It just means *support* for defects and security problems is dropped. It doesn't prevent us from: a) vendor patching bugs b) vendor patching security issues So as much as I'm fervently annoyed by needing python 2 on my system and want to get rid of it post-haste, I too think this move is too aggressive. It seems more sensible to me to remove things on the basis of a *credible problem*, not on the basis of a conjecture that one could appear in the future. I'm not averse to change, I just understand for change to be executed successfully, gradual and careful adjustments have to be made. Though I deeply suspect once package.deprecated becomes a thing we can use, we can relegate py2-only stuff there.
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