[Python-Dev] ascii default encoding

Thomas Wouters thomas@xs4all.net
Sun, 16 Jul 2000 23:19:08 +0200

On Sun, Jul 16, 2000 at 10:14:54PM +0200, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> Jack Jansen wrote:

> > On the Macintosh string.whitespace is '\011\012\013\014\015 \312', but
> > the \312 causes problems because it can't be converted from/to unicode
> > as long as the default encoding is ascii...

> string.py is depreciated -- please use string methods instead.

You mean 'deprecated'. And please wait with deprecating string.py until all
functionality is indeed available through string methods. And please don't
do that :) I don't think " ".letters really makes sense... Besides,
'string.join' is a good compromise for the people who don't like " ".join()

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>

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