On 9/5/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">Guido van Rossum</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
> So, for me and users<br>> like me, Python is going to silently misinterpret my data.<br><br>Not to any greater extent than Notepad or whatever other tool you are using.</blockquote><div><br>Yes. Unicode was invented in large part because people got sick of crappy tools that silently misintepreted their data. "I see a Euro character here, a happy face there, a stack trace in a third place and my friend says he sees an accented character." Not only do we not want to emulate that (PEP 263 explicitly chooses not to), we don't want to encourage other programmers to do so either.
<br><br> Paul Prescod<br><br></div></div>