[Python-Dev] PEP 385: Mercurial issues

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Aug 5 17:34:39 CEST 2009

Oleg Broytmann writes:

 >    Dirkjan, how does Mercurial handles charsets? If I have three files in
 > my repository - one in utf-8, another in koi8-r, and the third in cp1251
 > encoding - I certainly don't want to convert them back and force, but I
 > want hg web interface to provide charset in the Content-Type header.

How is this relevant to PEP 385?  I hope the answer is "not at all".
I've been there, done that, and my answer is "never again".  (I'm not
telling you what to do with *your* repository, just that I don't see
any good reason for having any encodings but UTF-8 in Python's.)

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