[Python-Dev] [I18n-sig] Unicode strings: an alternative
Wed, 3 May 2000 18:05:39 -0400 (EDT)
Skip Montanaro writes:
> Note that currently the len() method doesn't call strlen() at all. It just
> returns the ob_size field. Presumably, with Just's proposal len() would
> simply return ob_size/width. If you used a variable width encoding, Just's
> plan wouldn't work. (I don't know anything about string encodings - is
> UTF-8 variable width?)
Yes, technically from 1 - 6 bytes per character, though in practice
for Unicode it's 1 - 3.
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