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Author ChrisRands
Recipients ChrisRands
Date 2018-12-18.15:56:04
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A festive bug report:

>>> from __future__ import barry_as_FLUFL
>>> barry_as_FLUFL.mandatory
(3, 9, 0, 'alpha', 0)

So barry_as_FLUFL is documented to become mandatory for Python 3.9. Note that mandatory here means that the feature becomes permanent without the __future__ import and cannot be switched off. In this case, this means the '!=' operator becomes a SynaxError, with obvious consequences for existing python code.

Now of course this is just an Easter egg, but given that 3.9 is surely on the horizon now, isn't it time to modify the joke, or maybe I'm missing the point and the joke is on me?
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