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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Nov 15 14:24:50 CET 2013

Am 15.11.13 00:57, schrieb Chris Barker:
> Maybe so -- but we are either maintaining 2.7 or not -- it WIL be
> around for along time yet...

Procedurally, it's really easy. Ultimately it's up to the release
manager to decide which changes go into a release and which don't, and
Benjamin has already voiced an opinion.

In addition, Guido van Rossum has voiced an opinion a while ago that
he doesn't consider fixing bugs for 2.7 very useful, and would rather
see maintenance focus on ongoing support for new operating systems,
compiler, build environments, etc. The rationale is that people who
have lived with the glitches of 2.x for so long surely have already
made their work-arounds, so they aren't helped with receiving bug fixes.

The same is true in your case: you indicated that you *already* work
around the problem. It may have been tedious when you had to do it,
but now it's done - and you might not even change your code even if
Python 2.7.x gets changed, since you might want to support older 2.7.x
release for some time.


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