[Python-Dev] readd u'' literal support in 3.3?

Łukasz Langa lukasz at langa.pl
Thu Dec 8 08:54:18 CET 2011

Wiadomość napisana przez Chris McDonough w dniu 8 gru 2011, o godz. 06:08:

> It would make it possible to share code like this across py2 and py3:
>   a = u'foo'

As Armin himself wrote, py3k-compatible code ported from 2.x is often very ugly. This kind of change would only deepen the problem.


> Or:
>   from __future__ import unicode_literals
>   a = 'foo'
> I recognize that the last option is probably the way "its meant to be
> done"

Yes, that's the reason 2.x has b''. If Python 2.8 ever came to be, making this __future__ work with the standard library would be the right way to do it.

Pozdrawiam serdecznie,
Łukasz Langa
Senior Systems Architecture Engineer

IT Infrastructure Department
Grupa Allegro Sp. z o.o.

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