[I18n-sig] Re: Pre-PEP: Proposed Python Character Model
Sun, 11 Feb 2001 11:46:09 +0100
> I really like the idea of the
> b"..." prefix
> Is anyone opposed?
> 1. [file]?open(filename, encoding, ...)
you mean (?:file)?open, right?
I still think we can reuse the builtin "open" primitive (and
don't forget the text vs. binary mode issue -- binary files
never have encodings).
> 2. b"..."
-0 (I'm sceptical)
> 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().
almost: it shouldn't implement text-related method. isupper, upper,
etc doesn't make sense here.
(but like in SRE, the *source* code should be reused)