Python - Next Release Questions

Fredrik Lundh effbot at
Tue Mar 28 18:15:45 CEST 2000

Warren Postma <embed at> wrote:
> I'm eagerly awaiting 1.6 so that the Python for Windows CE product can be
> moved forward, but I would hate to see UTF-8 get dropped. For one thing,
> you'd lose compatibility with 99% of the files on 99% of all Unix systems,
> which are all UTF-8 ascii-only.


(and I doubt people in the US and the UK make up
99% of all Unix users -- the rest of us tend to use
8-bit character sets that are definitely not UTF-8


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