[Python-Dev] len(chr(i)) = 2?
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Nov 19 22:43:45 CET 2010
> In my opinion, the question is more what was it not fixed in Python2. I suppose
> that the answer is something ugly like "backward compatibility" or "historical
> reasons" :-)
No, there was a deliberate decision to not support that, see
There had been a long discussion on this specific detail when PEP 261
was written, and in the end, an explicit, deliberate, considered
decision was made to raise a ValueError.
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