[I18n-sig] Perhaps the locale should matter?

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Sun, 07 May 2000 16:51:08 -0400

> no time to elaborate, but here's what my (yet unpublished)
> "how to handle strings in 1.7" proposal says:

I'm looking forward to that proposal.  (But I'm looking forward even
more to the next sre snapshot!)

Besides a new way of handling strings, we also need a new way of
handling non-string raw data, i.e. byte arrays.  For operations that
read data from a file (or socket), we need ways to say whether we want
it to return a string or a byte array.

Lots of changes ahead...

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