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

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Dec 8 13:27:20 CET 2011

On Dec 08, 2011, at 11:01 AM, Vinay Sajip wrote:

>Well, if 3.2 remains in use for a longish time, then it is relevant, in the
>broader context, isn't it?  We know how conservative Linux distributions can
>be with their Python releases - although most are still releasing 2.x as
>their system Python, this could change at some point in the future. Even if
>it doesn't, there might be a fair user base of people stuck with 3.2 for any
>number of reasons, and to support them, the change you propose won't help,
>because some variant of a package will still have to use u() and b(), just
>for 3.2 support.

Case in point: Ubuntu 12.04 is a long term support release, meaning 5 years of
official support on both the desktop and server.  It will ship with Python 2.7
and 3.2 only.


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