[I18n-sig] Re: [Python-Dev] Unicode debate

Moshe Zadka Moshe Zadka <mzadka@geocities.com>
Sat, 29 Apr 2000 05:08:48 +0300 (IDT)

I agree with most of what you say, but...

On Fri, 28 Apr 2000, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> As I stated in another message, in Python 3000 we'll have
> to consider a more Java-esque solution: *character* strings are
> Unicode, and for bytes we have (mutable!) byte arras.

I would prefer a different distinction:

       mutable immutable

chars  string string_buffer

bytes  bytes bytes_buffer

Why not allow me the freedom to index a dictionary with goop?
(Here's a sample application: UNIX "file" command)

Moshe Zadka <mzadka@geocities.com>. 
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