[Python-3000] Enough with the u"string" already!
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Mon Mar 24 19:21:05 CET 2008
I haven't read that thread yet (and probably never will), but I want
to draw a line in the sand. In order to avoid a slippery slope, I'm
not putting backwards compatibility in 3.0 for stuff we want killed
*except* for certain exceptions that 2to3 can't fix. (The only one I
am aware of being % formatting, which will survive alongside .format()
Hopefully this will kill the discussion.
On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Charles Merriam
<charles.merriam at gmail.com> wrote:
> OK. 54 long messages into it, the argument is stuck at:
> 1. But 3.0 code is different.
> 2. But 3.0 shouldn't gratuitously break 2.6 code.
> So make u"sting" a deprecated structure with a warning and kill it in
> 3.1. Why write a novel about it? Just make what programmers expect
> to happen happen.
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