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

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Mon, 02 Jul 2001 20:59:06 +0200

Just van Rossum wrote:
> 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 ;-)

Agreed :-)

Extension writer will have to provide two versions of the binary.

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