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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Apr 9 22:05:28 CEST 2009

>> 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.

It seems that my statement has surprised you, so let me explain:

I think we should refrain from making design decisions (such as
API decisions) without Bob's explicit consent, unless we assign
a new maintainer for the simplejson module (perhaps just for the
3k branch, which perhaps would be a fork from Bob's code).

Antoine suggests that Bob did not comment on the issues at hand,
therefore, we should not proceed with the proposed design. Since
the 3.1 release is only a few weeks ahead, we have the choice of
either shipping with the broken version that is currently in the
3k branch, or drop the module from the 3k branch. I believe our
users are better served by not having to waste time with a module
that doesn't quite work, or may change.


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