[Python-Dev] Migration from Python 2.7 and bytes formatting

Ryan Gonzalez rymg19 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 17 21:26:22 CET 2014

Regardless, I still feel the introduction of a switch and all that stuff is
too complicated. I understand you position, since all my applications are
written in Python 2(except 1). However, I don't think this is the best

On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 2:19 PM, Neil Schemenauer <nas at arctrix.com> wrote:

> On 2014-01-17, Ryan Gonzalez wrote:
> > A command line parameter??
> I believe it has to be global flag.  A __future__ statement will not
> work.  Probably we should allow the flag to be set with an
> environment variable as well.
> > The annoying part would be telling every single user to call Python with
> a
> > certain argument and hope they read the README.
> >
> > If it's a library, out of the question.
> >
> > If it's a program, well, I hope your users read READMEs.
> The purpose of the command line parameter is not for end users.  It
> is intended to help developers port millions of lines of existing
> Python 2.x code.  I'm very sad if Python core developers don't
> realize the enormity of the task and don't continue to make efforts
> to make it easier.
> Regards,
>   Neil

When your hammer is C++, everything begins to look like a thumb.
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