[Python-Dev] please consider changing --enable-unicode default to ucs4

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Oct 7 20:25:19 CEST 2009

Zooko O'Whielacronx <zookog <at> gmail.com> writes:
> I accidentally sent this letter just to MAL when I intended it to
> python-dev.  Please read it, as it explains why the issue I'm raising
> is not just the "we should switch to ucs4 because it is better" issue
> that was previously settled by GvR.

For what it's worth, with stringbench under py3k, an UCS2 build is roughly 8%
faster than an UCS4 build (190 s. total against 206 s.).

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