Oh, a LOT of things are dependent on Python 2. If you check open source
repositories for IBM stuff a LOT is still running on Python2. Python is a
lot older than most of us assume and there are loads of code for each
version. Even within the 3.x branch there are lots of improvements between
versions and validations needed before moving up a level, you might end up
having Python 2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 installed for different programs. And,
as long as you use the correct interpreter for your code, they can live in
the same machine without problems. In fact, I prefer to run stuff using
virtual environments as a rule.

On Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 2:58 PM John Yeung <gallium.arsenide@xxxxxxxxx>

The more I get into OSS the more I am finding there are more
dependencies than carter has little liver pills, for those of us old enough
to remember that phrase.

Indeed. That is one of the double-edged swords of open source.

But I think it is worth it, overall.

(And I'm old, but not THAT old! ;)

John Y.
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