[Python-Dev] Divorcing str and unicode (no more implicitconversions).
jcarlson at uci.edu
Thu Oct 27 08:23:39 CEST 2005
"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> Josiah Carlson wrote:
> > According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_alphabet),
> > various languages have adopted a transliteration of their language
> > and/or former alphabets into latin. They don't purport to know all of
> > the reasons why, and I'm not going to speculate.
> > Whether or not more languages start using the latin alphabet is a good
> > question. Basing judgement on history and likely globalization, it is
> > only a matter of time before basically all languages have a
> > transcription into the latin alphabet that is taught to all (unless
> > China takes over the world).
> That is a very U.S. centric view. I don't share it, but I think it is
> pointless to argue against it.
I should have included a ;). Whether or not in the future all languages
use the latin alphabet should have little to do with whether Python
chooses to support non-latin identifiers in the forthcoming 2.5 or later
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