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

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Dec 8 13:18:44 CET 2011

On Dec 08, 2011, at 12:08 AM, Chris McDonough wrote:

>   from __future__ import unicode_literals
>   a = 'foo'

I agree this is an annoying thing to have to change when supporting a
dual-Python-version codebase, but it's not the most annoying.  print-functions
are a little more painful to switch because there's no easy Emacs conversion
for them. ;)  This one is actually pretty useful because it does make you go
through and be very specific about which literals are bytes and which are
unicodes.  Also, re-adding u'' prefixes doesn't help you much because you
might still have byte literals which you have to b'' prefix.  Do you really
want both 'foo' and u'foo' to be unicode literals?



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