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

Paul Prescod paulp@ActiveState.com
Mon, 02 Jul 2001 11:15:41 -0700

"M.-A. Lemburg" wrote:
> (4) Add a feature flag to PyModule_Init() which then looks up the
>     features in the sys module and uses this as basis for
>     processing the import requrest.

Could an extension be carefully written so that a single binary could be
compatible with both types of Python build? I'm thinking that it would
pass data buffers with the "right width" based on checking a runtime
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