[Python-3000] Enough with the u"string" already!
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Mon Mar 24 19:56:03 CET 2008
On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 11:33 AM, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 7:21 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > 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()
> > for now.)
> > Hopefully this will kill the discussion.
> The discussion pretty much immediately moved from u"" in 3.0 to a
> __future__ import in 2.6. The rest of the discussion proved ultimately
> pointless and can safely be ignored.
Thanks; the __future__ import in 2.6 sounds great.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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