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

Chris McDonough chrism at plope.com
Fri Dec 9 06:33:59 CET 2011

On Thu, 2011-12-08 at 19:52 -0500, Glyph wrote:
> Zooming back in to the actual issue this thread is about, I think the
> u""-vs-"" issue is a bit of a red herring, because the _real_ problem
> here is that 2to3 is slow and buggy and so migration efforts are
> starting to work around it, and therefore want to run the same code on
> 3.x and all the way back to 2.5.

Even if it weren't slow, I still wouldn't use it to automatically
convert code at install time; a single codebase is easier to reason
about, and easier to support.  Users send me tracebacks all the time;
having them match the source is a wonderful thing.

- C

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