[Python-Dev] Py_UNICODE madness

Nicholas Bastin nbastin at opnet.com
Wed May 4 16:14:31 CEST 2005

On May 4, 2005, at 4:39 AM, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> At the very least, if we can't guarantee the internal representation, 
>> then the PyUnicode_FromUnicode API needs to go away, and be replaced 
>> with something capable of transcoding various unicode inputs into the 
>> internal python representation.
> We have PyUnicode_Decode() for that. PyUnicode_FromUnicode is
> useful and meant for working directly on Py_UNICODE buffers.

Is this API documented anywhere?  (It's not in the Unicode Object 
section of the API doc).  Also, this is quite inefficient if the source 
data is in UTF-16, because it appears that I'll have to transcode my 
data to utf-8 before I can pass it to this function, but I guess I'll 
have to live with that.


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