[I18n-sig] Pre-PEP: Proposed Python Character Model

Martin v. Loewis martin@loewis.home.cs.tu-berlin.de
Thu, 8 Feb 2001 01:22:50 +0100

> In my opinion there should be *no* encoding default. New code should
> always specify an encoding. Old code should continue to work the same.

However, matter-of-factually, you propose that ISO-8859-1 is the
default encoding, as this is the encoding that is used when converting
character strings to char* in the C API. I'd certainly call it a