Author Mark.Shannon
Recipients Mark.Shannon, benjamin.peterson, georg.brandl, inada.naoki, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, vstinner
Date 2018-02-22.14:14:24
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Stating that "this is a feature not a bug" does not make it so.
This breaks existing code and reduces the capabilities of the `ast` module.
For example, how does one get the location of the docstring now?

From a syntactic point of view.
def foo():
   "help"
and
def foo():
   b'"help"
barely differ.
The S in AST stands for Syntax not Semantics.
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