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

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2001 14:29:11 +0200

Paul Prescod wrote:
> "M.-A. Lemburg" wrote:
> >
> >...
> >     Since Python source code is defined to be ASCII, the Unicode literal
> >     encodings (both standard and raw) should be supersets of ASCII and
> >     match the encoding used elsewhere in the program text, e.g. in
> >     comments and maybe even 8-bit strings (even though their encoding
> >     is only implicit and completely under the programmer's control).
> Python programmers do not read PEPs to learn how to use new features. I
> think it makes the whole thing much simpler if we define it on the file
> level explicitly. To me, the feature is most helpful if it helps the
> interpreter and various code inspection tools to understand all of the
> non-ASCII information in the file.

I don't think I understand your point... please clarify.

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