Python 3 is killing Python

Abhiram R abhi.darkness at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 23:37:23 CEST 2014


Annd I just saw that the lifetime has been pushed up to 2020 :)
#SelfCorrected


On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 3:05 AM, Abhiram R <abhi.darkness at gmail.com> wrote:

> Umm..Guido Van Rossum said in Pycon 2014 that Py 2.x would be supported
> only until 2015 :-| So...you know.. you have like an year before you *do *have
> to migrate to 3.x .
>
>
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 2:17 AM, Devin Jeanpierre <jeanpierreda at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 1:24 PM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk>
>> wrote:
>> > 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?
>>
>> What isn't "true" about Python 2.x's unicode support? The only feature
>> I ever missed was case folding. (Not that 3.x does much better at that...
>> :)
>>
>> The stdlib had poor unicode support, if that's what you mean. That
>> could've been fixed without introducing backwards-incompatible
>> changes, though.
>>
>> -- Devin
>> --
>> https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Abhiram.R
> M.Tech CSE (Sem 3)
> RVCE
> Bangalore
>



-- 
Abhiram.R
M.Tech CSE (Sem 3)
RVCE
Bangalore
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