[Python-Dev] Rename str/unicode to text [Was: Re: str object goingin Py3K]

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Thu Feb 16 18:15:47 CET 2006

Adam Olsen wrote:

> While we're at it, any chance of renaming str/unicode to text in 3.0?
> It's a MUCH better name, as evidenced by the opentext/openbytes names.
>  str is just some odd C-ism.
> Obviously it's a form of gratuitous breakage, but I think the long
> term benefits are enough that we need to be *sure* that the breakage
> would be too much before we discount it.

it's a very common variable name...


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