[issue7847] Remove 'python -U' or document it
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Wed Feb 3 18:55:04 CET 2010
Marc-Andre Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> added the comment:
Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> New submission from Barry A. Warsaw <barry at python.org>:
> Python 2.x supports a -U flag which has the effect largely the same as 'from __future__ import unicode_literals'. However -U is undocumented anywhere except import.c. We should either remove -U support from Python 2.7 or document it (and indicate in that documentation that the future import is preferred).
+1 on removing it.
It has been deliberately been undocumented since Python 2.2
in order to be able to phase out its use and finally remove it.
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