[Python-Dev] unicode Exception messages in py2.7

Cameron Simpson cs at zip.com.au
Fri Nov 15 04:21:24 CET 2013

On 14Nov2013 15:57, Chris Barker - NOAA Federal <chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
> (amazing to me how many people are still using <=2.7, actually, even
> for new projects .. thank you Red Hat "Enterprise" Linux ;-) )

Well, one of the things RHEL gets you is platform stability (they
backport fixes; primarily security in the older RHEL streams). So
of course the Python dates to the time of the release.

I install a current Python 2.7 into /usr/local on many RHEL boxes
and target that for custom code.
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au>

There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'. It is 'dead'.
        - Jack Cohen

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