[Python-3000] Lazy strings (was Re: Py3k release schedule worries)

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sat Dec 23 16:54:03 CET 2006

On Tue, Dec 19, 2006, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On 12/19/06, Fredrik Lundh <fredrik at pythonware.com> wrote:
>> Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>> - a spec for the string unification (Perhaps Fredrik has done some
>>> work on it in one of those threads that I haven't opened yet?)
>> (I haven't abandoned this, but it hasn't been a top priority; partially
>> because Larry Hastings work on smarter concatenation has showed that
>> "lazy evaluation" can work in today's Python, and partially due to the
>> schedule/discussion issues you write about.)
> Now's the time for that work to come out of the closet. Should I hold
> off on the basic unification-Guido-style (discarding str and renaming
> unicode to str, essentially) or can I start that now and will the new
> work be able to build on top of that?

My recollection is that Larry said he could make it work with Unicode
with little difficulty -- I suspect he's either on vacation or ignoring
this thread, so I'm renaming and cc'ing him.
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