[Python-Dev] Support for "wide" Unicode characters

Paul Prescod paulp@ActiveState.com
Sat, 30 Jun 2001 04:28:28 -0700

Michael Hudson wrote:
> As a Unicode Idiot (tm) can I please beg you to reconsider?  There are
> so many possible meanings for "character" that I really think it's
> best to avoid the word altogether.  Call Python characters "length 1
> strings" or even "length 1 Python strings".

Do you really feel that there are many possible meanings for the word
"Python Unicode character?" This is a PEP: I have to assume a certain
degree of common understanding.

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