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

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 12:30:55 -0600

    >> Perhaps a warning should be emitted by the compiler if a plain string
    >> literal is found that contains 8-bit characters.  Better yet, perhaps
    >> Neal can add this to PyChecker if he hasn't already...

    mal> See the PEP: this is what phase 1 will do; phase 2 won't accept
    mal> such a file without an explicit encoding declaration.

That wasn't what I was getting at.  The quoted part of the reference manual
seemed to suggest that programmers should be using hex escapes in string
literals instead of 8-bit characters.  This doesn't seem to me to be related
to what encoding the file is in.