[Distutils] wordlength etc

Robin Becker robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk
Tue Jul 1 10:00:09 EDT 2003

In article <3F0134E4.10907 at lemburg.com>, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at lemburg.com>
>characters map to 8 bits == 1 byte and it's rather unlikely that
>a C compiler will use a different mapping any time soon.
that's what I thought, but it's wise to be sure, and though I suppose
there are few Pdp-18's or CDC 6000's running these days, it doesn't seem
unreasonable given the changes over the last 20 years that unicode of
16/32 bits might become more acceptable as a 'char unit'. 
Robin Becker

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