[Python-Dev] Unicode debate
Fredrik Lundh" <firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed, 3 May 2000 09:56:25 +0200
Guido van Rossum <email@example.com> wrote:
> > What do we do about str( my_unicode_string )? Perhaps escape the =
> > characters with backslashed numbers?
> Hm, good question. Tcl displays unknown characters as \x or \u
> escapes. I think this may make more sense than raising an error.
but that's on the display side of things, right? similar to
repr, in other words.
> But there must be a way to turn on Unicode-awareness on e.g. stdout
> and then printing a Unicode object should not use str() (as it
> currently does).
to throw some extra gasoline on this, how about allowing
str() to return unicode strings?
(extra questions: how about renaming "unicode" to "string",
and getting rid of "unichr"?)
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