[Python-Dev] PEP 263 -- Python Source Code Encoding

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 14:58:54 -0500

> """
> Python will default to Latin-1 as standard encoding if no other
> encoding hints are given.
> """

I missed this.  Why not default to ASCII like any decent programming
language does in the absence of an explicit encoding?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)