Python 3 is killing Python

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jul 15 22:24:07 CEST 2014


On 15/07/2014 18:38, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>:
>
>> Fine. Tell me how you would go about adding true Unicode support to
>> Python 2.7, while still having it able to import an unchanged program.
>> Trick question - it's fundamentally impossible, because an unchanged
>> program will not distinguish between bytes and text, but true Unicode
>> support requires that they be distinguished.
>
> Python 2 has always had unicode strings and [byte] strings. They were
> always clearly distinguished. You really didn't have to change anything
> for "true Unicode support".
>

That is the funniest tongue in cheek comment I've read in the 10+ years 
I''ve been hanging around here.  It was tongue in cheek, wasn't it?

-- 
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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