[Python-Dev] readd u'' literal support in 3.3?
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Dec 9 09:20:42 CET 2011
> Sorry, I don't understand this. What does it mean to be "str in both
> versions"? And why would you want that?
One use case (and the only one I'm aware of) is to pass keyword
parameters. Python 2 insists that they are str (and doesn't accept
unicode), Python 3 insists that they are str (and doesn't accept bytes).
This is fairly uncommon as a problem, though, and is also solved in
Python 2.6, which does accept Unicode strings as keyword parameter
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