[Python-Dev] String encoding

Peter Funk pf@artcom-gmbh.de
Tue, 23 May 2000 14:02:17 +0200 (MEST)

Hi Fredrik!

you wrote:
> before proceeding down this (not very slippery but slightly
> unfortunate, imho) slope, I think we should decide whether
>     assert eval(repr(s)) == s
> should be true for strings.

What's the problem with this one?  I've played around with several
locale settings here and I observed no problems, while doing:

>>> import string
>>> s = string.join(map(chr, range(128,256)),"")
>>> assert eval('"'+s+'"') == s

What do you fear here, if 'repr' will output characters from the
upper half of the charset without quoting them as octal sequences?
I don't understand.

Regards, Peter