[Python-Dev] Vacation and possibly a new bug

Brett C. drifty@alum.berkeley.edu
Tue, 22 Jul 2003 14:25:59 -0700

Skip Montanaro wrote:

>     Jack> It turns out Brett was using an ucs4 build of Python, and the bug
>     Jack> is related to that....
> Dumb-ass question: What's a "ucs4 build of Python" and how does one create
> such a thing?  I see no mention of ucs4 in the output from configure --help.

It is using --enable-unicode=ucs4 for configure.  From my understanding 
that causes Python to store all strings internally as UCS-4 Unicode strings.

Picked this up from Barry in an email to the list once and figured it 
sounded like a good idea.