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Snakes on a wane: Python 2 development is finally frozen in time, version 3 slithers on

karlkarl Bronze badge

Possibly because Python is heavily used by very beginners or web developers.

Beginners don't know any different and probably think all languages die and a new one takes its place every few years.

Web developers are a pragmatic bunch. They don't dwell and just jump onto the latest tech that fulfils their contract.

But in general, yes I agree, I would be pretty nervous if C++ changed too much. This recent trend of async / lambda *everything* is a bit too much change for my liking but that is due to new features that some developers over-consume rather than deprecations. I think the worst we have is a few C functions have been deprecated but the preprocessor kind of solves that in a quick and dirty fashion.

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