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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Oct 29 16:48:32 CEST 2005

Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> FWIW, being French, I don't remember hearing any programmer wish (s)he
> could use non-ASCII identifiers, in any programming language. But
> arguably translitteration is very straight-forward (although a bit
> lossless at times ;-)).

My canonical example is François Pinard, who keeps requesting it,
saying that local people where surprised they couldn't use accented
characters in Python.

Perhaps that's because he actually is Quebecian :-)


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