On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Nick Coghlan email@example.com wrote:
On 4 June 2014 11:17, Steven D'Aprano firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
My own feeling is that O(1) string indexing operations are a quality of implementation issue, not a deal breaker to call it a Python.
If string indexing & iteration is still presented to the user as "an array of code points", it should still avoid the bugs that plagued both Python 2 narrow builds and direct use of UTF-8 encoded Py2 strings.
It would. The downsides of a UTF-8 representation would be slower iteration and much slower (O(N)) indexing/slicing.