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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sun Dec 31 03:32:33 CET 2006

On 12/30/06, Larry Hastings <larry at hastings.org> 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.
>  At last, I can take a crack at this, now that Christmas is over.  Just
> double-checking:
> I know you want it for what are currently "unicode strings"
> (Objects/unicodeobject.c).  Do you also want it for single-byte strings
> (Objects/stringobject.c)?

No, the 8-bit strings will die in Py3k anyway.

> I should generate my diffs against
> http://svn.python.org/projects/python/branches/p3yk ?

Yes, please.

Thanks for doing this!

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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