[Python-Dev] UCS2/UCS4 default

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven asmodai at in-nomine.org
Wed Jul 2 19:19:57 CEST 2008

-On [20080702 19:08], Guido van Rossum (guido at python.org) wrote:
>I think we should continue to leave this up to the distribution. AFAIK
>many Linux distros already use UCS4 for everything anyway.

FreeBSD's ports makes it a configure option.

>For that reason I think it's also better that the configure script
>continues to default to UTF-16 -- this will give the UTF-16 support
>code the necessary exercise. (It is mostly a superset of the UCS-4
>support code, so I'm less worried about the latter getting enough

I was under the impression that it was still UCS2 and thus limiting things
to the BMP only. So you are saying it's UTF-16 nowadays? For both 2.6 and

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