[Python-Dev] PEP 498 f-string: please remove the special case for spaces

Cameron Simpson cs at zip.com.au
Tue Aug 11 01:58:51 CEST 2015

On 11Aug2015 01:00, Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
>By the way, I don't think that fu'...' syntax should be allowed. IMHO
>u'...' was only reintroduced to Python 3.3 to ease transition from Python 2
>to Python 3 of the existing u'...' Syntax. Since f'...' is a new syntax,
>backward compatibility doesn't matter here.

There's another reason to resist the fu'...' prefix: political correctness.

To illustrate, there's a consumer rights TV snow here with a segment called 
"F.U. Tube", where members of the public describe ripoffs and other product 
failures in video form. While a phonetic play on the name "YouTube", the 
abbreviation also colloquially means just what you think it might. I can just 
imagine reciting one of these new strings out loud...

Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au>

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