[Python-Dev] Divorcing str and unicode (no more implicit conversions).

Jason Orendorff jason.orendorff at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 00:10:28 CEST 2005

-1 on keeping the source encoding of string literals.  Python should
definitely decode them at compile time.

-1 on decoding implicitly "as needed".  This causes decoding to happen
late, in unpredictable places.  Decodes can fail; they should happen
as early and as close to the data source as possible.


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