Guido van Rossum email@example.com wrote:
What do we do about str( my_unicode_string )? Perhaps escape the Unicode characters with backslashed numbers?
Hm, good question. Tcl displays unknown characters as \x or \u escapes. I think this may make more sense than raising an error.
but that's on the display side of things, right? similar to repr, in other words.
But there must be a way to turn on Unicode-awareness on e.g. stdout and then printing a Unicode object should not use str() (as it currently does).
to throw some extra gasoline on this, how about allowing str() to return unicode strings?
(extra questions: how about renaming "unicode" to "string", and getting rid of "unichr"?)
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