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A false midnight

A false midnight

Posted Mar 13, 2014 22:43 UTC (Thu) by moltonel (subscriber, #45207)
In reply to: A false midnight by pboddie
Parent article: A false midnight

I don't have a specific example in mind, but using software that upstream only reluctantly maintains is never a good idea. That midnight issue is one example, but I'm sure there are others. The string/binary distinction in python3 is much safer, and there are plenty of other changes that make your life better.

Of course if your environement is static and your program works fine, you can just keep calm and carry on... But in that case you shouldn't be interested in the fact that a particular gotcha will not be fixed in the version of python you use.


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