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

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Sun Sep 20 16:06:53 CEST 2009

2009/9/20 Zooko O'Whielacronx <zookog at gmail.com>:
> Dear Pythonistas:
> This issue causes serious problems.  Users occasionally get binaries built for a
> compatible Linux and Python version but with a different UCS2-vs-UCS4 setting,
> and those users get mysterious memory corruption errors which are hard to
> diagnose.  It is possible that these situations also open up security
> vulnerabilities.  A couple such instances are documented on
> http://bugs.python.org/setuptools/issue78, but you can find more by googling.
> I would like to get this problem fixed!

You may want to have a look at the archives of the last time this was
extensively discussed:


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