[I18n-sig] Re: Unicode debate

Fredrik Lundh Fredrik Lundh" <effbot@telia.com
Mon, 1 May 2000 20:34:41 +0200

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> You have to understand that the reference documentation is sloppy with
> the word "character" -- when I wrote that text, "character" and "byte"
> were synonyms in my mind.

I see -- and trust me, the big "aha!" comes when you stop
viewing them as the same thing ;-)

> If this has nothing to do with the encodings debate, why is it in the
> same thread?

because it's still part of the "unicode debate", perhaps?

> Please elaborate.  (But please finish the next sre snapshot first! :-)

later this week, in other words.