[Python-Dev] test_quopri is iso-latin-1 centric

Guido van Rossum guido@zope.com
Fri, 03 Aug 2001 08:50:35 -0400

> > This is the problem. Python source code is not in Latin-1; bytes
> > inside strings and comments are "as-is". So the CVS "binary" mode
> > would come closer as to how python files should be treated, although
> > you'd still would want to convert line-endings.
> Is this an "official" policy? As such I disagree with it. Either all
> Python source should be 7-bit clean or the source should be
> converted to the local convention, even for strings and
> comments. But if it is an official policy I'd like to hear it (who
> wants to channel Guido here?), because there's heaps of MacPython
> stuff that'll have to be converted back (I did the forward
> conversion a couple of months ago).

Until we've picked a way to indicate the source encoding, it should
definitely be 7-bit clean.

> As a point-in-case for local convention, you wouldn't want to be
> know as Martin von Lupsidedownquestionmarkwis by the chinese
> MacPython community or the Polish PythonWin users, would you?

ROFL :-)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)