[Python-Dev] 2.5 status

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Tue Sep 5 20:49:01 CEST 2006

Brett Cannon wrote:
> On 9/4/06, *Neal Norwitz* <nnorwitz at gmail.com
> <mailto:nnorwitz at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     There are 3 bugs currently listed in PEP 356 as blocking:
>             http://python.org/sf/1551432 - __unicode__ breaks on
>     exception classes
> I replied on the bug report, but might as well comment here.
> The problem with this bug is that BaseException now defines a
> __unicode__() method in its PyMethodDef.  That intercepts the unicode()
> call on the class and it complains it was not handed an instance.  I
> guess the only way to fix this is to toss out the __unicode__() method
> and change the tp_str function to return Unicode as needed (unless
> someone else has a better idea).  Or the bug can be closed as Won't Fix.

Throwing out the __unicode__ method is fine with me -- exceptions didn't
have one before the NeedForSpeed rewrite, so there would be no loss in


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