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

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Wed, 03 May 2000 01:11:37 +0200

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > > So what do you think of my new proposal of using ASCII as the default
> > > "encoding"?

How about using unicode-escape or raw-unicode-escape as
default encoding ? (They would have to be adapted to disallow
Latin-1 char input, though.)

The advantage would be that they are compatible with ASCII
while still providing loss-less conversion and since they
use escape characters, you can even read them using an
ASCII based editor.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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