[Python-Dev] -U flag

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Sun, 10 Feb 2002 14:34:08 -0600

(I think we've had this discussion before...)

    MAL> Wait... the -U option was added in order to be able to see how well
    MAL> the 8-bit string / Unicode integration works. It's a know fact that
    MAL> the Python standard lib is not Unicode compatible yet and that's
    MAL> exactly what the -U option allows you to test (in a very simple
    MAL> way).

If -U is really just a "test" flag, I don't think it should show up in
"python -h" output.