New Features in Python 1.6

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Tue Apr 4 20:30:06 CEST 2000

> Python strings can now be stored as Unicode strings.  To make it easier
> to type Unicode strings, the single-quote character defaults to creating
> a Unicode string, while the double-quote character defaults to ASCII
> strings.

' = 1 byte/char, " = 2 bytes/ char is more straightforward.

El Gato Sonreyendo

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