[Python-3000] Support for PEP 3131

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at uci.edu
Fri May 25 07:04:53 CEST 2007

"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> Ka-Ping Yee schrieb:
> > On Fri, 25 May 2007, [ISO-8859-1] "Martin v. L�wis" wrote:
> >> Please *do* consider the needs of the people who want to actively
> >> use the feature as well. Otherwise, you have no chance of understanding
> >> what will make everyone happy.
> > 
> > People who want to use the feature can turn it on.  I don't see what's
> > so unreasonable about that.
> People who want to use the feature would have to know that it is only
> present if you turn it on. It's like saying "you can use hexadecimal
> integer literals, but you have to turn them on". This wouldn't work:
> people try to use them, find out that it won't work, and assume
> that it's not supported.

Are we going to stop offering informational error messages to people? 
Because an informational error message could go a long way towards
helping people to understand what is going on.

 - Josiah

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