--- Mark Hammond email@example.com wrote:
Pretty quiet around here lately...
My guess is that most positions and opinions have been covered. It is now probably time for less talk, and more code!
It is time to start an implementation plan? Do we start with /F's Unicode implementation (which /G smirk seemed to approve of)? Who does what? When can we start to play with it?
And a key point that seems to have been thrust in our faces at the start and hardly mentioned recently - does the proposal as it stands meet our sponsor's (HP) requirements?
I had a long chat with them on Friday :-) They want it done, but nobody is actively working on it now as far as I can tell, and they are very busy.
The per-thread thing was a red herring - they just want to be able to do (for example) web servers handling different encodings from a central unicode database, so per-output-stream works just fine.
They will be at IPC8; I'd suggest that a round of prototyping, we insist they read it and then discuss it at IPC8, and be prepared to rework things thereafter are important. Hopefully then we'll have a plan on how to tackle the much larger (but less interesting to python-dev) job of writing and verifying all the codecs and utilities.
===== Andy Robinson
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