Python 2 series reaches last update

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Python 2.7, the last in the legacy Python 2.x dynamic language line, moved closer to general availability earlier this month when developers of the language put out a release candidate. The finished version of Python 2.7 is scheduled to be available July 3, after a second release candidate is offered on July 19, said Steve Holden, chairman of the Python Software Foundation.

"Yes, 2.7 represents the last of the 2.x series at least as far as the development team is concerned. We anticipate a long period of end-of-life support - most likely at least five years but certainly beyond the normal two years," Holden said Thursday evening.

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