[Python-Dev] Re: Alternative Implementation for
mal at egenix.com
Sat Sep 4 14:05:32 CEST 2004
Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> Raymond Hettinger wrote:
>>The PEP was about simplification. Tossing in unnecessary unicode
>>coercions is not in line with that goal.
>>Does anyone else think this is a crummy idea?
> Yes. Whatever MAL and Barry thinks, Python's current model is 8+8=8,
> U+U=U, and 8+U=U for ascii U. That's an advantage, not a bug.
Indeed, but I don't see how that's different from what the PEP
>>Is everyone ready for unicode coercions to start sprouting everywhere?
> And when that time comes, storing everything as 32-bit characters is not the
> right answer either.
I'll leave that for the libc designers to decide :-)
If you look at performance, there's not much difference between
8-bit strings and Unicode, so the only argument against using
Unicode for storing text data is memory usage.
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