[Python-Dev] Unicode 5.1.0

Benjamin Peterson musiccomposition at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 19:52:39 CEST 2008

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:34 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
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> On Aug 21, 2008, at 6:30 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
>> http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode5.1.0/
>> "Unicode 5.1.0 contains over 100,000 characters, and provides significant
>> additions and improvements..." to existing features, including new files and
>> upgrades to existing files.  Sounds close to adding features ;-)
> I agree.  This seriously feels like new, potentially high risk code to be
> adding this late in the game.  The BDFL can always override, but unless
> someone is really convincing that this is low risk high benefit, I'd vote no
> for 2.6/3.0.


Something I think we should also be considering is the 2.7/3.1 release
cycle. I propose that we shorten it to ~1 year from 2.6/3.0's release
with our main aim being binding 2.x and 3.x more closely. This would
get the new unicode features out fairly quickly without having to wait
another 2.5 years like 2.5 -> 2.6.

Benjamin Peterson
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