[Python-Dev] Python3 "complexity"

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Jan 9 08:12:18 CET 2014


On 9 January 2014 10:22, Kristján Valur Jónsson <kristjan at ccpgames.com> wrote:
> Still playing the devil's advocate:
> I didn't used to must.  Why must I must now?  Did the universe just shift when I fired up python3?
> Things were demonstatably working just fine before without doing so.

They were working fine for experienced POSIX users that had fully
internalised the idiosycrasies of that platform and didn't need to
care about any other environment (like Windows or the JVM).

Cheers,
Nick.

>
> K
>
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> Kristján Valur Jónsson <kristjan at ccpgames.com> writes:
>
>> Python 3 forces you to think about abstract concepts like encodings
>> when all you want is to open that .txt file on the drive and extract
>> some phone numbers and merge in some email addresses.  What encoding
>> does the file have?  Do I care?  Must I care?
>
> Yes, you must.
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