[Python-Dev] UTF-16 code point comparison

Guido van Rossum guido@beopen.com
Thu, 27 Jul 2000 14:44:42 -0500

> When the Unicode push started, it was agreed that we would ignore surrogates
> "for now".  I sounded a caution then that I will repeat:  the Unicode folks
> made a bad engineering decision, based on the (Eurocentric) assumption that
> 64K was a large enough space to meet their stated goals.  Don't know how
> long it will take this half of the world to realize it, but UCS-4 is
> inevitable.

If we can put it off long enough until RAM and disk space have become
twice as cheap, I'm happy.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.pythonlabs.com/~guido/)