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

Just van Rossum just@letterror.com
Mon, 2 Jul 2001 20:20:38 +0200

Paul Prescod wrote:

> 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
> flag...

But then it would also be compatible with a unicode object using different
internal storage units per string, so I'm sure this is a dead end ;-)