[Python-Dev] internal value (was: Hash values and comparing objects)

Greg Stein gstein@lyra.org
Thu, 6 Jul 2000 15:57:32 -0700

On Thu, Jul 06, 2000 at 06:28:12PM +0200, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> Previously, Unicode used UTF-8 as basis for calculating the
> hash value (the Unicode object created a UTF-8 string object
> and delegated the hash value calculation to it, caching the
> result and the string for future use). Since I would like
> to make the internal encoding cache use the default encoding
> instead, I have two problems to solve:

Woah... are you saing that the "t#" marker could now return arbitrary
encodings? That C code cannot depend on any particular encoding?

Why? This is a pretty big semantic change.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/