[Python-Dev] Deprecate `from __future__ import unicode_literals`?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 16:17:27 EST 2016

On Sat, Dec 17, 2016 at 8:07 AM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> On 12/16/2016 11:24 AM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> I am beginning to think that `from __future__ import unicode_literals`
>> does
>>  more harm than good. I don't recall exactly why we introduced it, but
>> with
>>  the restoration of u"" literals in Python 3.3 we have a much better story
>>  for writing straddling code that is unicode-correct.
> So cross-version code would be primarily 2.7 and 3.3+ ?  I can live with
> that.

Or 3.5+ so you get percent formatting for bytes.

+1 for deprecating unicode_literals; I don't remember ever using or wanting it.


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