[Python-Dev] a suggestion ... Re: PEP 383 (again)

Thomas Breuel tmbdev at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 08:32:51 CEST 2009

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 05:40, Curt Hagenlocher <curt at hagenlocher.org>wrote:

>  IronPython will inherit whatever behavior Mono has implemented. The
> Microsoft CLR defines the native string type as UTF-16 and all of the
> managed APIs for things like file names and environmental variables
> operate on UTF-16 strings -- there simply are no byte string APIs.

Yes.  Now think about the implications.  This means that adopting PEP 383
will make IronPython and Jython running on UNIX intrinsically incompatible
with CPython running on UNIX, and there's no way to fix that.

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