[New-bugs-announce] [issue35526] __future__.barry_as_FLUFL documented as mandatory for Python 3.9

ChrisRands report at bugs.python.org
Tue Dec 18 10:56:04 EST 2018

New submission from ChrisRands <chrisrands0 at gmail.com>:

A festive bug report:

>>> from __future__ import barry_as_FLUFL
>>> barry_as_FLUFL.mandatory
(3, 9, 0, 'alpha', 0)

So barry_as_FLUFL is documented to become mandatory for Python 3.9. Note that mandatory here means that the feature becomes permanent without the __future__ import and cannot be switched off. In this case, this means the '!=' operator becomes a SynaxError, with obvious consequences for existing python code.

Now of course this is just an Easter egg, but given that 3.9 is surely on the horizon now, isn't it time to modify the joke, or maybe I'm missing the point and the joke is on me?

messages: 332068
nosy: ChrisRands
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: __future__.barry_as_FLUFL documented as mandatory for Python 3.9

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