On Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:21:30 +1000 Tim Delaney firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 5 June 2014 22:01, Paul Sokolovsky email@example.com wrote:
All these changes are what let me dream on and speculate on possibility that Python4 could offer an encoding-neutral string type (which means based on bytes)
To me, an "encoding neutral string type" means roughly "characters are atomic", and the best representation we have for a "character" is a
And for me it means exactly what "encoding neutral string type" moniker promises - that you should not make any assumption about its encoding. That kinda means "string is atomic", instead of your "characters are atomic". That's the most basic level, and you can write a big enough set of applications using it - for example, get some information from user, store in database, then show back to user at later time.