[issue2517] Error when printing an exception containing a Unicode string

Benjamin Peterson report at bugs.python.org
Tue Apr 1 00:30:42 CEST 2008

Benjamin Peterson <musiccomposition at gmail.com> added the comment:

>I never believed Python to be a programming language with good Unicode 
>integration. Several points were missing that would've been nice or 
>even essential to have for good development with Unicode, most ignored 
>for the sake of maintaining backward compatibility. This though is not 
>the fault of the Unicode class itself and supporting packages.
Many (including myself) agree with you. That's pretty much the whole
point of Py3k. We want to fix the Python "warts" which can only be fixed
by breaking backwards compatibility.

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