[reportlab-users] Moving to Bitbucket, and development roadmap..

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Wed Mar 20 11:33:09 EDT 2013

On 20 March 2013 14:28, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:

> I would expect bytes vs unicode to be quite an issue in ReportLab, and

> this is one of the hardest bits to deal with in a single code base targeting

> both Python 2 and 3. The good news is if you only target Python 2.7 and

> Python 3.3 onwards, you get to use byte and unicode literals in both (this

> was missing in Python 3.0 to 3.2). http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0414/

That's one of the main reasons I want to "pull the ladder up" to 2.7.
Rather than diving straight into a port, I think it's worth going
through all of our code that actually creates the PDF files, and
making sure we are clear what is bytes and what is a natural-language
(presumably unicode) string.

In any event, nothing will really start until the end of the month and
we don't have much time to look at porting just yet. We need to get
out a minor release first. But I am happy to take everyone's advice
and aim for single code base, as well as pillow...

- Andy

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