[python-uk] python-uk Digest, Vol 69, Issue 1

Shaun Laughey shaun.laughey at googlemail.com
Thu May 7 23:59:26 CEST 2009

Hi Andy didn't you start a while ago?

I think the unicode strings alone will make life a lot easier for all
pythonistas not harder.

Plus with the xml parsing libraries that exist now no need to roll
your own - well apart from keeping other peoples bugs out...

Your codebase would become smaller and easier to maintain.

Shaun Laughey.
(a reportlab fan)

2009/5/7 Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com>:
> 2009/5/7 John Pinner <funthyme at gmail.com>:
>> But if you are developing new software you should be using Python 3,
>> ready for when it becomes the default in Linux distributions (already
>> it is, in Ubuntu 9.04).
> I just did a clean install of Ubuntu desktop 9.04 2 days ago, and
> typing 'python' brings up 2.6.2.    I have to type 'python3' to get
> Python 3.0.   So I'm not sure what "the default" means.
> Otherwise I fully agree (but still dread upgrading ten years worth of code...)
> - Andy
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