[Python-3000] How will unicode get used?

Adam Olsen rhamph at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 01:20:29 CEST 2006

On 9/20/06, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On 9/20/06, Adam Olsen <rhamph at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Wow, you really did mean code units.  In that case I'm very tempted to
> > support UTF-8, with byte indexing (which is what code units are in its
> > case).  It's ugly, but it technically works fine, and it's the de
> > facto standard on Linux.  No more ugly than UTF-16 code units IMO,
> > just more obvious.
> Who charged you with designing the string implementation?

Last I checked, the point of mailing lists such as these was to allow
input from the community at large.

In any case, my reaction was simply because I misunderstood your intentions.

Adam Olsen, aka Rhamphoryncus

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