[Python-Dev] Import and unicode: part two

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Jan 20 17:46:23 CET 2011

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 5:16 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 10:08 PM, Simon Cross
> <hodgestar+pythondev at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm changing my vote on this to a +1 for two reasons:
>> * Initially I thought this wasn't supported by Python at all but I see
>> that currently it is supported but that support is broken (or at least
>> limited to UTF-8 filesystem encodings). Since support is there, might
>> as well make it better (especially if it tidies up the code base at
>> the same time).
>> * I still don't think it's a good idea to give modules non-ASCII names
>> but the "consenting adults" approach suggests we should let people
>> shoot themselves in the foot if they believe they have good reason to
>> do so.
> I'm also +1 on this for the reasons Simon gives.

Same here. *Most* code will never be shared, or will only be shared
between users in the same community. When it goes wrong it's also a
learning opportunity. :-)

> I should have a chance to look at the patch this weekend.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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