[I18n-sig] Strawman Proposal (2): Encoding attributes

Paul Prescod paulp@ActiveState.com
Sat, 10 Feb 2001 07:27:58 -0800

"M.-A. Lemburg" wrote:
> > ...
> We could agree on this though:
> 1. programs which do not use the encoding declaration are free
>    to use non-ASCII bytes in literals; Unicode literals must
>    use Latin-1 (for historic reasons)
> 2. programs which do make use of the encoding declaration may
>    only use non-ASCII bytes in Unicode literals; these are then
>    interpreted using the given encoding information and decoded
>    into Unicode during the compilation step

I thought that's what I suggested! I am comfortable with that design.

 Paul Prescod