Python 2 Gets New Security Features, Four Years After It was Supposed to Go Away
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Python 3 was first released six years ago and, at the time, the plan was for Python 2.x to eventually disappear. That hasn't happened.
Instead, Python 2.x is still widely used (many parts of the open-source OpenStack cloud platform rely on it, for example), and on Dec. 10 Python 2.7.9 was released, providing all manner of bug fixes to keep Python 2.x users somewhat up to date.