[IronPython] Django, __unicode__, and #20366

Jeff Hardy jdhardy at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 18:21:12 CET 2010

On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 2:46 PM, Dino Viehland <dinov at microsoft.com> wrote:
> Messing with identity starts to get really scary and I'd rather not go
> there - I'm sure there will be lots of edge cases which will be broken.
> I could see is making unicode(foo) do something different.  If you aliased
> unicode then you'd get str's behavior though but that might be perfectly
> acceptable.  It's definitely a solution I had not considered and it'd
> probably fix multiple issues.

Hi Dino,
It looks like this is a major impediment to running Django; the
majority of the test suite failures are because IronPython calls
__str__ instead of __unicode__. Any chance this could be fixed for
2.6.1? I know it's a big change, but IMHO it's pretty critical as

- Jeff

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