Programming Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

The items below include both the programming languages, as well as the development environments needed to run and compile those programming languages.

Development environments are software, which means that they are occasionally updated with newer features, support, and hence, newer builds. However, although a programming language is not precisely software, the maintenance society keeps it updated with newer functionality features, like new libraries and functions. This also changes their builds, making the older versions difficult to maintain.

Once a development environment reaches EOL, it may stop receiving support for newer versions of a programming language. Similarly, if a programming language version reaches EOL, it may not work with modern versions of development environments.