[Python-Dev] Unicode exception indexing

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Nov 4 23:11:06 CET 2011

On 11/4/2011 3:39 AM, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
>> Is it worth the hassle? We can just port our existing error handlers,
>> and I guess the few third-party error handlers written in C (if any)
>> can bear the transition.
> That was my question exactly. As the author of PEP 393, I was leaning
> towards full backwards compatibility, but you, Victor, and Guido tell
> me not to worry - so I won't :-)

While we need to keep the old api, I do not think we do not need to 
encourage its continued use by actively supporting it with new code. 
When 3.3 comes out, I think it should be socially OK to write C code 
only for 3.3+ by only using the new api.

Terry Jan Reedy

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