[Python-Dev] release plan for 2.5 ?

Bengt Richter bokr at oz.net
Sat Feb 11 06:30:00 CET 2006

On Sat, 11 Feb 2006 05:08:09 +0000 (UTC), 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.
>> 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.
Should this not be coordinated with PEP 332?

Bengt Richter

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