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

Fredrik Lundh Fredrik Lundh" <effbot@telia.com
Wed, 3 May 2000 11:11:26 +0200

M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
> >=20
> > > > So what do you think of my new proposal of using ASCII as the =
> > > > "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.

umm.  if you disallow latin-1 characters, how can you call this
one loss-less?

looks like political correctness taken to an entirely new level...