[Python-Dev] Dropping bytes "support" in json

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Thu Apr 9 09:16:24 CEST 2009

[Antoine Pitrou]
>> Besides, Bob doesn't really seem to care about
>> porting to py3k (he hasn't said anything about it until now, other than that he
>> didn't feel competent to do it).

His actual words were: "I will need some help with 3.0 since I am not well versed in the changes to the C API or Python code for 
that, but merging for 2.6.1 should be no big deal."

> That is quite unfortunate, and suggests that perhaps the module
> shouldn't have been added to Python in the first place.

Bob participated actively in http://bugs.python.org/issue4136 and was responsive to detailed patch review.  He gave a popular talk 
at PyCon less than two weeks ago.  He's not derelict.

> I can understand that you don't want to spend much time on it. How
> about removing it from 3.1? We could re-add it when long-term support
> becomes more likely.

I'm speechless.


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