[docs] [issue9738] Document the encoding of functions bytes arguments of the C API
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Alexander Belopolsky <belopolsky at users.sourceforge.net> added the comment:
> A (probably crazy) idea that just occurred to me:
> typedef char utf8_bytes;
> typedef char iso8859_1_bytes;
> typedef char fsenc_bytes;
I like it! Let's see how far we can get without iso8859_1_bytes, though. (It is likely to be locale_bytes anyways.) There are a few places where we'll need ascii_bytes.
The added benefit is that we can make these typedefs unsigned char and avoid char signness being ambiguous. We will also need to give the typedefs the Py_ prefix.
And an obligatory bikesheding comment: if we typedef char, we should use singular form. Or we can typedef char* Py_utf8_bytes.
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