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

Stephan Richter stephan.richter at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 13:14:09 CET 2011

On Thursday, December 08, 2011 01:08:31 PM Łukasz Langa wrote:
> A big bug magnet is using a Python version that is not getting any fixes
> whatsoever. When I'm backporting stuff from Python 3, I'm targeting 2.6+
> because it's still somewhat supported by us. What's more important though
> is that there were tremendous changes in that release in terms of bridging
> the gap between Python 2 and 3.

But you might not have that luxury and updating code to a new Python version 
is a lot of work. As you can see in my signature, I am very much involved in 
the Zope community. The entire Zope, Plone and Pyramid ecosystem is extremely 
large and one can simply not make blanket statements about Python version use. 
We try very hard to move our libraries up the version ladder but we must also 
take great care of backwards-compatibility. (We have seen already what happens 
if we do not with Zoep 2 versus 3. And Python is struggling with similar 
issues, even though the changes were much less drastic.)

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