Thu 08 Dec 2022

It’s time to stop using Python 3.7

Upgrading to new software versions is work, and work that doesn’t benefit your software’s users. Users care about features and bug fixes, not how up-to-date you are.

So it’s perhaps not surprising how many people still use Python 3.7. As of December 2022, almost 30% of packages downloaded from PyPI were for Python 3.7. This includes automated downloads as part of CI runs, so it doesn’t mean 3.7 is used in 30% of applications, but that’s still a lot of people using an old version of Python.

Still, there is only so much time you can delay upgrading, and for Python 3.7, the time to upgrade is over the next few months. Python 3.7 is reaching its end of life as of June 2023.

Source: It’s time to stop using Python 3.7, an article by Itamar Turner-Trauring.

The Outpost (2019)

A small team of U.S. soldiers battles against hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

In the evening I watched The Outpost. I liked the movie and give it a 7 out of 10.