[Python-Dev] 2.5 status
brett at python.org
Thu Sep 7 19:39:20 CEST 2006
On 9/7/06, Neal Norwitz <nnorwitz at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/5/06, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> > > [MAL]
> > > The proper fix would be to introduce a tp_unicode slot and let
> > > this decide what to do, ie. call .__unicode__() methods on instances
> > > and use the .__name__ on classes.
> > That was my bug reaction and what I said on the bug report. Kind of
> > surprised one doesn't already exist.
> > > I think this would be the right way to go for Python 2.6. For
> > > Python 2.5, just dropping this .__unicode__ method on exceptions
> > > is probably the right thing to do.
> > Neal, do you want to rip it out or should I?
> Is removing __unicode__ backwards compatible with 2.4 for both
> instances and exception classes?
Should be. There was no proper __unicode__() originally so that's why this
whole problem came up in the first place.
Does everyone agree this is the proper approach? I'm not familiar
> with this code.
I am not terribly anymore either since Georg and Richard rewrote the whole
Brett, if everyone agrees (ie, remains silent),
> please fix this and add tests and a NEWS entry.
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