[I18n-sig] Unicode strings: an alternative

Just van Rossum just@letterror.com
Fri, 5 May 2000 12:40:49 +0100

At 10:07 AM +0100 05-05-2000, Toby Dickenson wrote:
>One other pleasant consequence:
>- String comparisons work character-by character, even if the
>  representation of those characters have different widths.

Exactly. By saying "(wide) strings are not tied to Unicode" the question
whether wide strings should or should not be sorted according to the
Unicode spec is answered by a simple "no", instead of "hmm, maybe, but it's
too hard anyway"...