[Python-3000] u'text' as an alias for 'text'?
charles.merriam at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 16:40:57 CET 2008
As you can see by the growing conversation, the matter is a bit old
and, with age, smells
bad. I'd like to convince you that it is a bad idea anyway.
The problem is not the gratuitous removal of the leading 'u', but the
subtle problems when
the code looks nearly identical. The most likely one to cause
problems is the new semantics
of the keys operations. While I haven't read the 3.0 code, this is
what was stated at Guido's
On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 3:45 AM, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 11:28 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 3 is not an option, and isn't going to be an option.
> I know the Python 3000 project started with the attitude of not having
> any backwards compatibility to be able to start at a blank slate. But
> since then the compatibility set has increased so far that 3 now could
> be an option with very little effort.
> 3 *should* be an option, as well. Loads of software, in particular the
> whole Plone community, which is a significant part of the Python user
> base, will struggle very hard if 3 is not an option. But this
> discussion *has* been beaten to death. 3 should be an option, and it
> is an option, if u'' gets supported.
> Lennart Regebro: Zope and Plone consulting.
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