[Python-3000] How will unicode get used?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Sep 20 18:40:49 CEST 2006

On 9/20/06, Adam Olsen <rhamph at gmail.com> wrote:
> Before we can decide on the internal representation of our unicode
> objects, we need to decide on their external interface.  My thoughts
> so far:

Let me cut this short. The external string API in Py3k should not
change or only very marginally so (like removing rarely used useless
APIs or adding a few new conveniences). The plan is to keep the 2.x
API that is supported (in 2.x) by both str and unicode, but merge the
twp string types into one. Anything else could be done just as easily
before or after Py3k.

OTOH, if you want to start to gather requirements for the bytes API,
now is the time.

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

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