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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri May 18 04:35:23 CEST 2007

On 5/17/07, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> James Y Knight wrote:
> > The *really* tricky thing is that on unix systems, if you want to be
> > able to access all the files on the disk, you have to use the byte-
> > string API ... But on windows ... you *CANNOT* use the byte-string api
> How are we going to cope with this in Py3k with
> unicode-only strings?

Not any different that we do now -- you can already pass both types of
strings to a Windows API and we convert it to the kind of string the
API needs.

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

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