[Python-3000] Unicode strings, identifiers, and import

Jason Orendorff jason.orendorff at gmail.com
Mon May 14 17:42:24 CEST 2007

On 5/14/07, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> Isn't normalization also going to be an issue with using non-ASCII in
> general? Does it mean that Python will have to use a normalization
> before comparing identifiers as equal? That's terrible, as it will
> vastly increase the amount needed to hash a string, too.

PEP 3131 addresses this.  The tokenizer would normalize identifier
tokens to NFC.  Because this happens so early, the rest of Python
would be unaffected.


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