[Python-Dev] PEP: Adding data-type objects to Python

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Oct 30 00:37:54 CET 2006

Travis E. Oliphant wrote:
> Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>>Travis E. Oliphant schrieb:

>>Is it the intent of this PEP to support such data structures,
>>and allow the user to fill in a Unicode object, and then the
>>processing is automatic?

> No, the point of the data-format object is to communicate information 
> about data-formats not to encode or decode anything.

Well, there's still the issue of how much detail you
want to be able to convey, so I think the question
is valid. Is the encoding of a Unicode string something
we want to be able to communicate via this mechanism,
or is that outside its scope?


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