[Python-Dev] 2.5 status
brett at python.org
Tue Sep 5 21:19:52 CEST 2006
On 9/5/06, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
> 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
If this step is done and the tp_str function is not changed to return
Unicode as needed, PEP 352 will need to be updated.
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