Is python2 dead?

Gary E. Miller gem at
Tue Sep 12 19:54:46 UTC 2023

Yo Hal!

On Tue, 12 Sep 2023 00:00:47 -0700
Hal Murray via devel <devel at> wrote:

> Gary said:
> > Please, no.  Go is a garbage collected language.  Just what NTPsec
> > does not need, random, unpredictable delays.   
> I was thinking of the Python code in ntpclients/ and pylib/
> Is there anything in there that is time sensitive?

That could work.  I wrote a Go client for gpsd from scratch.  Not

> There are lots of ways to inject timing bumps before we get to
> garbage collecting.  cache, scheduler, interrupts, CPU speed, ...

Any that work?

> Do you have any data on Go GC times?

Just what is in the doc:

The programmer has very little control over the GC.

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