[Python-Dev] RE: Defining Unicode Literal Encodings

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Sat, 14 Jul 2001 00:10:42 +0200

M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

> Please don't mix 8-bit strings with Unicode literals: 8-bit
> strings don't carry any encoding information, so providing
> encoding information cannot be stored anywhere. 

doesn't change a thing: the SOURCE CODE still has an

I'm strongly -1 on your proposal.

it's not representing current best practices (xml, java),
and it's not future proof.  we can do better.