On 5/11/2015 1:09 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
On 10 May 2015 at 23:28, Adam BartoŇ° <drekin@gmail.com> wrote:
Glenn Linderman wrote:
Is this going to get released in 3.5, I hope?  Python 3 is pretty
limited without some solution for Unicode on the console... probably the
biggest deficiency I have found in Python 3, since its introduction. It
has great Unicode support for files and processing, which convinced me
to switch from Perl, and I like so much else about it, that I can hardly
code in Perl any more (I still support a few Perl programs, but have
ported most of them to Python).
I'd love to see it included in 3.5, but I doubt that will happen. For one
thing, it's only two weeks till beta 1, which is feature freeze. And mainly,
my package is mostly hacking into existing Python environment. A proper
implementation would need some changes in Python someone would have to do.
See for example my proposal http://bugs.python.org/issue17620#msg234439. I'm
not competent to write a patch myself and I have also no feedback to the
proposed idea. On the other hand, using the package is good enough for me so
I didn't further bring attention to the proposal.
Right, and while I'm interested in seeing this improved, I'm not
especially familiar with the internal details of our terminal
interaction implementation, and even less so when it comes to the
Windows terminal. Steve Dower's also had his hands full working on the
Windows installer changes, and several of our other Windows folks
aren't C programmers.

PEP 432 (the interpreter startup sequence improvements) will be back
on the agenda for Python 3.6, so the 3.6 time frame seems more
plausible at this point.

Cheers,
Nick.

Wow!  Another bug that'll reach a decade in age before being fixed...