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

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 02 May 2000 10:00:14 -0400

> >When *comparing* 8-bit and Unicode strings, the presence of non-ASCII
> >bytes in either should make the comparison fail; when ordering is
> >important, we can make an arbitrary choice e.g. "\377" < u"\200".

> I assume 'fail' means 'non-equal', rather than 'raises an exception'?

Yes, sorry for the ambiguity.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)