[Python-Dev] -U option?
Wed, 06 Jun 2001 22:27:19 +0200
Tim Peters wrote:
> python -U breaks import with 2.1
> Anyone understand -U? Like, should it work, why is it there if it doesn't
> and isn't expected to, and are there docs for it beyond the "python -h"
The -U option is there to be able to test drive Python into
the Unicode age. As you and many others have noted, there's
still a long way to go...
> Last mention of it I found in c.l.py was
> Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 16:09:46 +0100
> From: "M.-A. Lemburg" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] Pre-PEP: Python Character Model
> Well, with -U on, Python will compile "" into u"",
> last I tried, Python didn't even start up :-(
> An earlier msg (08 Sep 2000) said:
> Note that many thing fail when Python is started with -U... that
> switch was introduced to be able to get an idea of which parts of
> the standard fail to work in a mixed string/Unicode environment.
> If this is just an internal development switch, python -h probably shouldn't
> advertise it.
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