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

Larry Hastings larry at hastings.org
Sat Dec 23 21:08:16 CET 2006

Aahz wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 19, 2006, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> On 12/19/06, Fredrik Lundh <fredrik at pythonware.com> wrote:
>>> (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.

(Howdy folks.  I wasn't reading the Python 3000 mailing list, but here I 

The "lazy strings" patch can be adapted to Unicode strings, you bet.  
And if it has a chance of going in I'm happy to do it.  I'm guessing 
there's more interest in the lazy concatenation than in the lazy slices, 
so I'll file them as separate patches.  Gimme, oh, two weeks.


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