[Python-Dev] PEP 460 reboot

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Jan 13 16:52:16 CET 2014

On Jan 12, 2014, at 09:45 PM, Glenn Linderman wrote:

>Quotes in the stream are a great debug hint, without blowing up.

They actually terrible for debugging for exactly the same reason as coercion
in Python 2.  It's rarely what you really want, it silently succeeds, and it
means that the user visible error is far removed from the actual bug, both in
code distance and time.  So yes, it tells you Something Went Wrong, but is
actually a hindrance to finding and fixing the problem.


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