Python 2 Is Dead

Manpreet Singh
2 min readJan 29, 2022

Welcome back! Python is an awesome programming language with a ton of capability, if you’re new to Python, check out the link below to learn more about it:

Now, it looks like Python 2 is even more irrelevant than ever before, why is that? Well, not only has Python 2 been “technically” unsupported for a few years now:

But it looks like Apple has actually remove Python 2 as well! Yesterday, a new Beta for macOS came out, and it looks like this new beta of macOS will fully remove Python 2! This is great news! Python 2 has been in an “end of life” stage for a few years now (since 2020), so it makes absolutely no sense for Apple to continue to support Python 2 with their latest version of macOS.

Because of this, it makes even less sense to continue to use Python 2 in 2022, even if you got brought on a project that is still on Python 2, I would highly recommend converting your project to Python 3 to ensure stability and security of your Python projects, here is a tutorial on how to do that:

If you want to read the entire release log of this new version of macOS, here is a link to that:

There you have it! Do you still use Python 2? I would love to hear your thoughts about this!

As Always

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Thanks so much for reading!

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