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Snakes on a wane: Python 2 development is finally frozen in time, version 3 slithers on

Charlie Clark Silver badge

Re: More lazyness than anything

Working with bytes isn't any more difficult in Python 3 than it was with Python 2 except it's now more explicit and you can no longer even try to encode already encoded strings. But allowing us to use the u-prefix in 3.3 did make it a lot easier to make the intent clearer where code was likely to use both unicode and bytes a lot.

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