Version 2 of the Python development language is no longer receiving security updates having been discontinued two years ago. However, because of the vast collection of software written in Python 2 (which is not compatible with Python 3), the langage has continued to exist in the software repositories of many Linux distributions. The Arch Linux team has decided to remove Python 2 entirely from the distribution, purging its packages from the repositories: "Python 2 went end of life January 2020. Since then we have been actively cutting down the number of projects depending on python2 in our repositories, and we have finally been able to drop it from our distribution. If you still have python2 installed on your system consider removing it and any python2 package. If you still require the python2 package you can keep it around, but please be aware that there will be no security updates."
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