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

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 02 May 2000 22:31:21 -0400

> 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.

No, the backslash should mean itself when encoding from ASCII to

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