[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins]python/dist/src/Objects unicodeobject.c, 2.197, 2.198

Martin v. Löwis martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Sep 18 14:54:25 EDT 2003

"Tim Peters" <tim.one at comcast.net> writes:

> That's fine for gcc then, so long as we don't branch on the contents of
> uninitialized memory, and we just fixed a bug of that sort.
> If Py_UNICODE ever resolves to a signed 2-byte type, though, the sign bit is
> still in play for legit contents.

Right. I agree that we don't want to use a signed 2-byte type. Given
that only MS uses a two-byte wchar_t (to my knowledge), and that
theirs is unsigned, having an autoconf test to detect that this
configuration is not supported is more than enough.


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