[Python-Dev] Is it safe to assume that Python 2.7 is always built with unicode support?

Stefano Taschini taschini at ieee.org
Thu Apr 26 17:07:46 CEST 2012


May I suggest that http://bugs.python.org/issue8767 be reopened, to make
things clear?


On 26 April 2012 16:01, <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:

> I'm looking into issue 1065986 [1], and in order to submit a patch I need
>> to know whether I have to take into account the eventuality that cpyhon
>> 2.7
>> be built without unicode support.
> It's intended (at least, it is *my* intention) that Python 2.7 can be built
> without Unicode support, and it's a bug if that is not possible anymore.
> Certain embedded configurations might want that.
> That doesn't mean that the bug needs to be fixed; this can be deferred
> until
> somebody actually requests that bug being fixed, or better, until somebody
> contributes a patch to do so.
> However, it *does* mean that we shouldn't further break the feature, at
> least
> not knowingly.
> OTOH, it's clear that certain functionality cannot work if Unicode is
> disabled,
> so it may be acceptable if pydoc breaks in such a configuration.
> Regards,
> Martin
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