[Python-ideas] Python 3000 TIOBE -3%

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Feb 13 05:03:29 CET 2012

Masklinn writes:

 > > Or just use the ISO-8859-1 encoding.
 > It's true that requires to handle encodings upfront where Python 2
 > allowed you to play fast-and-lose though.
 > And using latin-1 in that context looks and feels weird/icky, the
 > file is not encoded using latin-1, the encoding just happens to
 > work to manipulate bytes as ascii text + non-ascii stuff.

So give latin-1 an additional name.  Emacsen use "raw-text" (there's
also binary, but raw-text will do a loose equivalent of universal
newlines for you, binary doesn't).  You could also use a name more
exact and less English-biased like "ascii-compatible-bytes".  Same
codec, name denotes different semantics.

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