[Python-Dev] String encoding
Tue, 23 May 2000 16:20:19 +0200
Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> > The recent discussion about repr() et al. brought up the idea
> > of a locale based string encoding again.
> 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.
> if this isn't important, nothing stops you from changing 'repr'
> to use isprint, without having to make sure that you can still
> parse the resulting string.
> but if it is important, you cannot really change 'repr' without
> addressing the big issue.
This is a different discussion which I don't really want to
get into... I don't have any need for repr() being locale
dependent, since I only use it for debugging purposes and
never to rebuild objects (marshal and pickle are much better
BTW, repr(unicode) is not affected by the string encoding:
it always returns unicode-escape.
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