[Python-Dev] Re: [I18n-sig] Re: Unicode debate
Guido van Rossum
Tue, 02 May 2000 10:21:28 -0400
> You're going to have a hard time explaining that "\377" != u"\377".
I agree. You are an example of how hard it is to explain: you still
don't understand that for a person using CJK encodings this is in fact
> Again, if you define that "all strings are unicode" and that 8-bit strings
> contain Unicode characters up to 255, you're all set. Clear semantics, few
> surprises, simple implementation, etc. etc.
But not all 8-bit strings occurring in programs are Unicode. Ask
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)