[Python-Dev] unicode inconsistency?

Neil Schemenauer nas at arctrix.com
Thu Sep 9 22:03:26 CEST 2004

On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 03:00:07PM -0400, Tim Peters wrote:
> [Martin v. L?wis]
> > I can't see any harm by supporting this operation also if __str__ returns
> > a Unicode object.
> It doesn't sound like a good idea to me, at least in part because it
> would be darned messy to implement short of saying "OK, we don't give
> a rip anymore about what type of objects PyObject_{Str,Repr} return"

Just to be clear, I don't propose allowing PyObject_Str and
PyObject_Repr to return unicode objects.  That would be a disaster,


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