[Python-Dev] iconv codec

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 31 Mar 2003 17:10:36 -0500

> > Assuming the NG label means this is a completely new implementation, I
> > propose we drop the current iconv implementation immediately and
> > consider the NG version as we would consider any newly contributed
> > module at this point in time (i.e. at most two weeks before the first
> > beta of 2.3 is released).
> Ok. Given the reported problems with the iconv module, and the
> prospect of getting a complete rewrite, I'll back out the current
> code.
> This is quite sad, IMO, as the code *is* useful for the platforms on
> which it works, and this *is* the majority of the installations on
> which it is currently built.

But given that it's only got a small audience, a 3rd party module
would satisfy the need just as well, right?

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