[Python-Dev] Re: Regression in unicodestr.encode()?

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 09 Apr 2002 18:57:27 -0400

> [Barry A. Warsaw]
> > My very limited Tim-enlightened understanding is that encoding a string
> > to UTF-8 should never produce a string with NULs.

> Besides the fact that NULs encode to themselves.  In fact, 0-127 encode to
> themselves, and are never produced otherwise.  Also, 254 and 255 are never
> produced, I heard that some use these to escape out within an UTF-8 string.

Hm, but isn't there a way to encode a NUL that doesn't produce a NUL?
In some variant?

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