[I18n-sig] Pre-PEP: Proposed Python Character Model
Thu, 8 Feb 2001 07:16:01 -0800 (PST)
I really like the idea of the
Is anyone opposed?
I think we are in sight of agreement on
1. [file]?open(filename, encoding, ...)
3. an encoding declaration at the top of files
4. that concatenating Python strings and Unicode strings should do the
"obvious" thing for charcters from 127-255 and nothing for characters
5. a bytestring type that behaves in every way shape and form like our
current string type but has a different type() and repr().
These would all be small but important incremental moves to a better
Python. As time goes by we can deprecate more and more "ambiguous" usages
* regular string literals that use non-ASCII characters when there is no
* open() calls that do not specify an encoding (or "RAW")