Python 2.7 end-of-life extended to 2020

Guido Van Rossum evidently announced at PyCon 2014 that Python 2.7 would be supported through 2020 (the previous cut-off date was 2015).

A HackerNews thread started by intimating that this was partly in release to RedHat needing long-term support for the version of Python in RHEL 7, and that version of Python will almost certainly be Python 2.7.

I doubt that it was anything more than a very minor contributing factor.

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