[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Lib/distutils/tests test_dist.py, 1.1, 1.2

Jeremy Hylton jhylton at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 16:21:21 CET 2005

On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 16:08:57 +0100, Thomas Heller <theller at python.net> wrote:
> fdrake at users.sourceforge.net writes:
> > PEP 314 implementation (client side):
> I'm not sure where I should post this, but shouldn't there be a way to
> specify the encoding of the metadata?  There are people (not me,
> fortunately), with umlauts in their names, for example.

UTF-8 as the default would accommodate most uses, but it does seem
essential to have some way of specifying an encoding.


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