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    rveeblefetzer
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    “Python3 has failed to gain traction?” That’s a bit off, I think.

    Maybe you coudld saying that a lot of security tools still use Python 2.7.9, but, really, much of the Python ecosystem is moving toward deprecating Python2.

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    Simas J
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    I also payed attention to this sentence and I agree with @rveeblefetzer. you cannot say that Python 3 has failed to gain traction, industry is stably adopting Python 3.

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    rveeblefetzer
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    Hey, @simasj — I was just thinking about this again yesterday. I know that the reason to use Py2 is portability; for the near future, it’s the version that will be on machines. Python 2 gets officially deprecated in 2020, and then who knows how long it’ll linger as the main installed version. But then, i think the question is what is the state Py2/Py3 compatibility for libraries that get used for infosec. I could see a long attrition time of wanting a py2/py3 compatible script or library for these purposes; this is seemingly becoming less a concern in the rest of the Python community, but I was taught (only less than two years ago) to make sure my code is compatible. if there’s a need for it, these would be great open-source porting projects to get into.

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