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

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 03:50:16 CET 2011

"from future import unicode_literals" is my fault. I'm sorry. It's
pretty useless. It was suggested by somebody and I then supported it's
adding, instead of allowing u'' which I suggested. But it doesn't

One reason is that you need to be able to say "This should be str in
Python 2, and binary in Python 3, that should be Unicode in Python 2
and str in Python 3, and that over there should be str in both
versions", and the future import doesn't support that.

Adding u'' support solves the problem, but then again, so does having
a b() and an u() method. I'm not sure of the utility of adding
functionality to Python 3 that can be solved with six.


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