[I18n-sig] Re: [Python-Dev] Unicode debate
Wed, 03 May 2000 15:06:27 +0200
Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> > Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > >
> > > > > So what do you think of my new proposal of using ASCII as the default
> > > > > "encoding"?
> > How about using unicode-escape or raw-unicode-escape as
> > default encoding ? (They would have to be adapted to disallow
> > Latin-1 char input, though.)
> > The advantage would be that they are compatible with ASCII
> > while still providing loss-less conversion and since they
> > use escape characters, you can even read them using an
> > ASCII based editor.
> umm. if you disallow latin-1 characters, how can you call this
> one loss-less?
[Guido didn't like this one, so its probably moot investing
any more time on this...]
I meant that the unicode-escape codec should only take ASCII
characters as input and disallow non-escaped Latin-1 characters.
Anyway, I'm out of this discussion...
I'll wait a week or so until things have been sorted out.
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