[Python-Dev] Re: PEP: Defining Unicode Literal Encodings (revision 1.1)

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com (Skip Montanaro)
Fri, 13 Jul 2001 18:50:21 -0500

    mal> Here's an updated version which clarifies some issues...
    mal>     I propose to make the Unicode literal encodings (both standard
    mal>     and raw) a per-source file option which can be set using the
    mal>     "directive" statement proposed in PEP 244 in a slightly
    mal>     extended form (by adding the '=' between the directive name and
    mal>     it's value).

I think you need to motivate the need for a different syntax than is defined
in PEP 244.  I didn't see any obvious reason why the '=' is required.

Also, how do you propose to address /F's objections, particularly that the
directive can't syntactically appear before the module's docstring (where it
makes sense that the module author would logically want to use a non-default