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

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Mon, 27 May 2002 11:01:38 +0200

Tim Peters wrote:
> [Michael Hudson, on the joys of --disable-unicode]
>>Anyone feel like digging into any of the above?
> Not me.  I'm not even clear on why we want to support --disable-unicode.  We
> believe Unicode is the future or we don't.

I think --disable-unicode is needed by ports to platforms
with low memory, e.g. Palms or embedded devices. The latter is
a huge market. I don't think that *we* should put much
effort into this, though -- let the porters decide which parts
they need and then have them rip out the code.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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