force_unicode needs to go through deprecation policy
|Reported by:||Adrian Holovaty||Owned by:||nobody|
|Has patch:||no||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
django.utils.text.force_unicode was removed recently, without providing a backwards-compatible shim. The method had been documented (and I use it at work) -- so imagine my surprise when updating my Django trunk code resulted in a hard breaking of my site.
django.utils.encoding.force_text is the new thing going forward. I haven't been paying attention to the developments here, so I'm not comfortable writing a patch for something so fundamental to the framework... :-/