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

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 12:16:25 +0100

I've updated the PEP with the new requirements.


The new scheme for the default encoding now maps the standard
procedure for all other conversions in Python which go
from strings to Unicode: use the sys.getdefaultencoding().

This happens to be ASCII in all standard installations,
but sys admins may change it at their own risk and liking.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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