[Python-Dev] Re: PEP: Defining Unicode Literal Encodings
Fri, 13 Jul 2001 22:30:45 +0200
> I think that there should be a single directive for:
> * unicode strings
> * 8-bit strings
> * comments
I'd say "the entire program".
> If a user uses UTF-8 for 8-bit strings and Shift-JIS for Unicode, there
> is basically no text editor in the world that is going to do the right
> thing. And it isn't possible for a web server to properly associate an
> encoding. In general, it isn't a useful configuration.
any proposal that assumes that different parts of a text file is
going to use different encodings is seriously flawed, and totally
ignorant of reality. things just don't work that way.