[Python-Dev] Allowing Unicode literals even without Unicode support?

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 24 May 2002 14:40:37 -0400

>     GvR> Should we perhaps silently interpret Unicode literals as
>     GvR> regular string literals when compiling without Unicode
>     GvR> support?
> +1, perhaps with a Warning?
> -Barry

Adding the warning causes more code, while the only point of compiling
without it is to have *less* code.  Also, it would just cause tons of
warnings when running the tests with Unicode disabled.

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