[Python-Dev] PEP 460 reboot

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 07:59:42 CET 2014

On 13 January 2014 16:52, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> On Jan 13, 2014, at 12:45 AM, Glenn Linderman <v+python at g.nevcal.com> wrote:
> So then the question is whether to proceed with 3.4, delay this feature to
> 3.5, or to delay 3.4 to include this feature, both have been discussed, with
> the justification for the latter being to make 3.4 the ultimate Python 3
> porting target for recalcitrant module authors, sooner than later.
> I really hope this can make it in 3.4, needing to wait another 2 years or so
> until this is available would be a shame.

Indeed, it would be a shame to have to wait. Fortunately, people don't
even need to wait until the release of Python 3.4, they can instead
try to help out with the asciicompat project, which aims to provide
this functionality in Python 3.3+:

All it takes is to let go of the idea "I wish the Python 3 bytes type
was more like the Python 2 str type" and instead think "hmm, the
Python 3 bytes type doesn't seem like a great fit for my use case,
maybe I need a different type".


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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