[Python-Dev] Unicode 11.0.0 released

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Thu Jun 7 13:02:40 EDT 2018

On 2018-06-07 08:40, Ned Deily wrote:
> On Jun 6, 2018, at 00:22, Benjamin Peterson <benjamin at python.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 5, 2018, at 12:17, MRAB wrote:
> >> Unicode 11.0.0 has been released. Will Python 3.7 be updated to it, or 
> >> is it too late?
> > 
> > https://github.com/python/cpython/pull/7439 will update 3.8. Generally, we've considered updating the Unicode database to be a feature and not backported updates to bugfix branches. Thus, tradition would seem to exclude Unicode 11.0.0 from landing so late in 3.7's release cycle. That said, the update is highly unlikely to break anything. It's up to Ned.
> I'd hate for 3.7 to fall behind in the emoji race :)
The Python community _is_ meant to be inclusive, and we should support 
the addition of ginger emoijs. :-)
>    Seriously, there are some important additions that will, no doubt, appear in platforms over the lifetime of 3.7 and the risk is very low.  Thanks for pinging about it.
> https://github.com/python/cpython/pull/7470

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