On Sat, 15 Jul 2006 10:43:22 +0200, ""Martin v. Löwis"" email@example.com wrote:
People can use [-U] to improve the Unicode support in the Python standard library. When they find that something doesn't work, they can study the problem, and ponder possible solutions. Then, they can contribute patches. -U has worked fine for me in the past, I contributed various patches to make it work better. It hasn't failed for me at all.
I guess it makes more sense as a development tool to work on zero-dependency tools like the standard library. Still, -Q has both a __future__ import and a command-line option, why not -U?