[Python-Dev] 2.7 Release? 2.7 == last of the 2.x line?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Nov 4 04:11:47 CET 2009

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Larry Bugbee <bugbee at seanet.com> wrote:
> This is my problem to solve...  I work with a lot of [non-production] crypto
> where byte strings are a normal way of manipulating and storing keys and
> other artifacts.  Under Python2 I have few/no Unicode issues.  With
> Python3's default string type being Unicode, there are a lot of subtle ways
> where my codes go south.  Like I say, it is my problem.

It may be interesting for others if you posted some examples of what
you are used to doing in 2.x. Maybe somebody will suggest a better way
of doing it in 3.x than you have thought of. :-)

> I will convert to Py3, but not likely before summer.  Besides 2to3, any
> other tools/suggestions would be welcome.  (Perhaps there is a Master switch
> to disable Unicode? ;-)

Yes, go back to 1.5.2. :-)

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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