[Python-Dev] readd u'' literal support in 3.3?
benjamin at python.org
Thu Dec 8 07:18:06 CET 2011
2011/12/8 Chris McDonough <chrism at plope.com>:
> On Thu, 2011-12-08 at 01:02 -0500, Benjamin Peterson wrote:
>> 2011/12/8 Chris McDonough <chrism at plope.com>:
>> > On the heels of Armin's blog post about the troubles of making the same
>> > codebase run on both Python 2 and Python 3, I have a concrete
>> > suggestion.
>> > It would help a lot for code that straddles both Py2 and Py3 to be able
>> > to make use of u'' literals.
>> Helpful or not helpful, I think that ship has sailed. The earliest it
>> could see the light of day is 3.3, which would leave people trying to
>> support 3.1 and 3.2 in a bind.
> Right.. the title does say "readd ... support in 3.3". Are you
> suggesting "the ship has sailed" for eternity because it can't be
> supported in Python < 3.3?
I'm questioning the real utility of it.
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