JPMorgan’s Athena has 35 million lines of Python code, and won’t be updated to Python 3 in time


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Support for Python 2 is ending on January 1, 2020, just over 11 years following the introduction of Python 3—a major restructuring of the language that eliminated duplicate structures and modules in the pursuit of modernization. Given Python’s popularity and ubiquity, the amount of business logic hinging on Python is quite vast, presenting an issue for organizations still clinging to Python 2.

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