[Python-3000] Move argv? (Re: Unicode and OS strings)
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Sep 17 01:32:05 CEST 2007
Guido van Rossum wrote:
> This sounds awfully close to bikeshedding.
I don't agree with that assessment. This is something
I've had in mind for quite a while. Python optimises
this for the *least* frequent use case, which is just
plain silly, as far as I can see. The only reason for
it is because that's the way C does it. That might be
called a foolish consistency.
> Change too many details
> like this and you cause death by a 1000 pinpricks for existing apps.
That's why I'm not suggesting that argv itself be
changed, but that something new be added for the
more frequent use cases.
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