[Python-Dev] Re: python/dist/src/Objectsunicodeobject.c, 2.204, 2.205

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Dec 19 10:39:45 EST 2003

> > > AFAIK, *(unsigned char*)s is always smaller than 256.
> > 
> > except when it isn't.  see the ANSI C spec for details.
> Ah. I found. I'm very surprised for that. Thank you! :-)
> BTW, do we really support architectures with 9bits-sized char?

I would expect that a lot of our code assumes 8-bit characters, and I
personally wouldn't mind if Python was limited to such platforms.
They aren't very important for attracting new users, and certainly
they don't seem to be a growing kind of platform...  (Probably because
so much other software makes the same assumption. :-)

So IMO your fix is fine.

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

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