Simpler transition to PEP 3000 "Unicode only strings"?
dieter at handshake.de
Wed Sep 21 20:39:41 CEST 2005
"Petr Prikryl" <PrikrylP at skil.cz> writes on Tue, 20 Sep 2005 11:21:59 +0200:
> The idea:
> What do you think about the following proposal
> that goes the half way
> If the Python source file is stored in UTF-8 (or
> other recognised Unicode file format), then the
> encoding declaration must reflect the format or
> can be omitted entirely. In such case, all
> simple string literals will be treated as
> unicode string literals.
> Would this break any existing code?
Yes: modules that construct byte strings (i.e. strings
which should *not* be unicode strings).
Nevertheless, such a module may be stored in UTF-8.
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