[Python-Dev] Support for "wide" Unicode characters

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Mon, 2 Jul 2001 10:08:10 +0200

Neil Hodgson wrote:
> > u[i] is a character. If u is Unicode, then u[i] is a Python Unicode
> > character.
>    This wasn't usefully true in the past for DBCS strings and is not the
> right way to think of either narrow or wide strings now. The idea that
> strings are arrays of characters gets in the way

if you stop confusing binary buffers with text strings, all such
problems will go away.