[Python-3000] Is the --enable-unicode configure arg going anywhere?
brett at python.org
Fri Jun 1 03:59:19 CEST 2007
On 5/31/07, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> I don't know exactly what that option does;
It specifies how Unicode is stored internally in the interpreter (I
it won't be possible to
> disable unicode in 3.0, but I fully plan to continue supporting both
> 2-byte and 4-byte storage. 4-byte storage is broken on OSX it ought to
> be fixed (unless it's a platform policy not to support it, as appears
> to be the case on Windows).
It's broken in the Mac extension modules that are auto-generated. Otherwise
> On 6/1/07, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> > I vaguely remember a discussion about the str/unicode unification and
> > whether there was going to be standardization on the internal
> > of Unicode or not. I don't remember the outcome, but I am curious as to
> > whether it will lead to the removal of --enable-unicode or not.
> > Reason I ask is that the OS X extension modules do not like it when you
> > compile with UCS-4 (see http://www.python.org/sf/763708). If the option
> > not going to go away I am going to try to lean on someone to address
> this as
> > Unicode is obviously going to play a bigger role in Python come 3.0.
> > -Brett
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