[Python-Dev] Minidom and Unicode

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Mon, 03 Jul 2000 11:21:26 -0500

"M.-A. Lemburg" wrote:
> ...
> I think it's ok to auto-convert to the default encoding
> as intermediate solution, but the applications wanting to
> return Unicode as __repr__ or __str__ should really
> use .encode() to make sure the output that is produces
> matches their (or their user's) expectations.

If my users have expectations, I don't know them. I could allow them to
tell me what encoding to use, but surely they would rather do that in a
Python-wide fashion.

 Paul Prescod - Not encumbered by corporate consensus
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