Py3.3 unicode literal and input()

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Mon Jun 18 12:11:28 CEST 2012

On Mon, 18 Jun 2012 02:30:50 -0700, jmfauth wrote:

> On 18 juin, 10:28, Benjamin Kaplan <benjamin.kap... at> wrote:

>> The u prefix is only there to
>> make it easier to port a codebase from Python 2 to Python 3. It doesn't
>> actually do anything.
> It does. I shew it!

Incorrect. You are assuming that Python 3 input eval's the input like 
Python 2 does. That is wrong. All you show is that the one-character 
string "a" is not equal to the four-character string "u'a'", which is 
hardly a surprise. You wouldn't expect the string "3" to equal the string 
"int('3')" would you?


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