[Python-Dev] New Py_UNICODE doc
nbastin at opnet.com
Sun May 8 20:46:10 CEST 2005
On May 8, 2005, at 1:44 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Shane Hathaway wrote:
>> Fair enough. The original point is that the documentation is unclear
>> about what a Py_UNICODE contains. I deduced that it contains either
>> UCS2 or UCS4 and implemented accordingly. Not only did I guess wrong,
>> but others will probably guess wrong too. Something in the docs needs
>> to spell this out.
> Again, patches are welcome. I was opposed to Nick's proposed changes,
> since they explicitly said that you are not supposed to know what
> is in a Py_UNICODE. Integrating the essence of PEP 261 into the
> main documentation would be a worthwhile task.
You can't possibly assume you know specifically what's in a Py_UNICODE
in any given python installation. If someone thinks this statement is
untrue, please explain why.
I realize you might not *want* that to be true, but it is. Users are
free to configure their python however they desire, and if that means
--enable-unicode=ucs2 on RH9, then that is perfectly valid.
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