[Python-Dev] a suggestion ... Re: PEP 383 (again)
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Apr 30 08:42:21 CEST 2009
Thomas Breuel wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 05:40, Curt Hagenlocher <curt at hagenlocher.org
> <mailto: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.
*Not* adapting the PEP will also make CPython and IronPython
incompatible, and there's no way to fix that.
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