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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Dec 14 01:30:24 CET 2011

On Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:02:45 -0500
PJ Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> Among other things, it means that:
> * There's only one codebase
> * If the conversion isn't perfect, you only have to fix it once
> * Line numbers are the same
> * There's no conversion step slowing down development
> So, I expect that if the approach is at all viable, it'll quickly become
> the One Obvious Way to do it.

Well, with all due respect, this is hand-waving. Sure, if it's
viable, then fine. The question is if it's "viable", precisely. That
depends on which project we're talking about.

> In effect, 2to3 is a "purity" solution, but
> six is more like a "practicality" solution.

This sounds like your personal interpretation. I see nothing "pure" in



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