[Python-Dev] Encodings

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Fri, 07 Jul 2000 18:24:13 -0500

"Martin v. Loewis" wrote:
> > ...
> >Only if the default encoding is ASCII.
> That is not my understanding of the agreement, and I think the whole
> idea of a default encoding is a stupid one. 

Let me be more tactful and say that I am not really comfortable with my
code changing behavior subtly because of an environment variable. A
default encoding might be interesting at I/O boundaries like print,
raw_input() and read(), but I would rather it didn't work pervasively
through the code.

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