[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Lib/email/testtest_email_codecs.py, 1.4, 1.5

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Sun Jan 18 08:33:48 EST 2004

[Martin v. Löwis]
> > I think the maintainer of 2.3 has voiced a clear "no to new
> > policy for 2.3. This would be certainly a new feature.

[Anthony Baxter]
> If it can be shown that this is a pure win (that is, it improves code
> for 2.3.4, but is both backwards and forwards compatible, then I don't
> mind. I _do_ mind if we end up with the horror of 2.2.2's not-really-
> booleans, which has resulted in FAR FAR too much code of the form:
> try:
>     True, False
> except:
>     True, False = 1, 0
> I do not wish to see something like this again.

+1 on backporting it.

The CJK codecs are essentially invisible to most users.  However, its
availability will increase python's acceptance in places where it is not
currently being used.  Increasing the user base should not have to wait
for Py2.4.

Raymond Hettinger

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