[Python-Dev] String methods... finally
Guido van Rossum
guido at CNRI.Reston.VA.US
Fri Jun 11 03:40:07 CEST 1999
> Would this also be a good opportunity to dust-off the Unicode
> implementation the string-sig recently came up with (as implemented by
> Fredrik) and get this in as a type?
> Although we still have the unresolved issue of how to use PyArg_ParseTuple
> etc to convert to/from Unicode and 8bit, it would still be nice to have
> Unicode and String objects capable of being used interchangably at the
> Python level.
Yes, yes, yes! Even if it's not supported everywhere, at least having
the Unicode type in the source tree would definitely help!
> Of course, the big problem with attempting to test out these sorts of
> changes is that you must do so in code that will never see the public for a
> good 12 months. I suppose a 1.5.25 is out of the question ;-)
We'll see about that...
(I sometimes wished I wasn't in the business of making releases. I've
asked for help with making essential patches to 1.5.2 available but
nobody volunteered... :-( )
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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