[Python-3000] Support for PEP 3131

Anders J. Munch ajm at flonidan.dk
Tue May 15 13:50:18 CEST 2007

tomer filiba wrote:
> once we have chinese, french and hindi function names, i'd be very
> difficult to interoperate with third party libs. imagine i wrote my
> code using twisted-he, while my client has installed twisted-fr...
> kaboom?

Indeed if the authors of twisted suddenly go insane and decide to
produce multiple, incompatible versions, that would be bad.  If you're
afraid of that happening, rather than argue over PEP 3131, you should
give Matthew Lefkowitz a big hug and buy him a beer.

The Java community isn't fragmented by language barriers despite
having had Unicode identifiers from the onset.  There's no reason to
think this will make the Python community spontaneously self-destruct

- Anders

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