[Python-Dev] release plan for 2.5 ?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sat Feb 11 06:25:21 CET 2006

On 2/10/06, Neil Schemenauer <nas at arctrix.com> wrote:
> Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > PEP 349 - str() may return unicode. Where is this?
> Does that mean you didn't find and read the PEP or was it written so
> badly that it answered none of your questions?  The PEP is on
> python.org with all the rest.  I set the status to "Deferred"
> because it seemed that no one was interested in the change.

Sorry -- it was an awkward way to ask "what's the status"? You've answered that.

> > I'm not at all sure the PEP is ready. it would probably be a lot
> > of work to make this work everywhere in the C code, not to mention
> > the stdlib .py code. Perhaps this should be targeted for 2.6
> > instead? The consequences seem potentially huge.
> The backwards compatibility problems *seem* to be relatively minor.
> I only found one instance of breakage in the standard library.  Note
> that my patch does not change PyObject_Str(); that would break
> massive amounts of code.  Instead, I introduce a new function:
> PyString_New().  I'm not crazy about the name but I couldn't think
> of anything better.

So let's think about this more post 2.5.

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

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