[Python-Dev] Hindsight on Py_UNICODE_WIDE?
jason.orendorff at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 19:18:17 CET 2007
Scheme is adding Unicode support in an upcoming standard:
I have two questions for the python-dev team about Python's Unicode
experiences. If it's convenient, please take a moment to reply.
Thanks in advance.
1. In hindsight, what do you think about PEP 261, the Py_UNICODE_WIDE
build option? On balance, has this been good, bad, or indifferent?
What's good/bad about it?
2. The idea of multiple string representations has come up (that is,
where all strings are Unicode, but in memory some are 8-bit, some
16-bit, and some 32-bit--each string uses the narrowest possible
representation). This has been discussed here for Python 3000. My
question is: Is this for real? How far along is it? How likely is
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