On Feb 03, 2010, at 04:21 PM, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

>exar...@twistedmatrix.com wrote:
>> On 02:52 pm, m...@egenix.com wrote:
>>> Note that in Python 2.7 you can use
>>>         from __future__ import unicode_literals
>>> on a per module basis to achieve much the same effect.
>> In Python 2.6 as well.
>Right, but there are a few issues in 2.6 that will be fixed
>in 2.7.

The one that bites me most often is that in 2.6, keyword arguments must be
strs; unicodes are not accepted:

-----snip snip-----
from __future__ import unicode_literals

def func(foo, bar):
    print foo, bar

kw = {'foo': 7, 'bar': 9}
-----snip snip-----

That will raise a TypeError in 2.6 but works in 2.7.  Is it appropriate and
feasible to back port that to Python 2.6?  I remember talking about this a
while back but I don't remember what we decided and I can't find a bug on the


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