[Python-Dev] Re: Python 1.6a2 Unicode bug (was Re: comparing strings and ints)

Walter Doerwald walter at data.franken.de
Mon May 1 18:46:12 EDT 2000

On Sun, 30 Apr 2000 17:43:10 +0100 Just van Rossum wrote:

> At 9:56 AM +0200 28-04-2000, Walter Doerwald wrote:
> > But I find UCS-2 much cleaner, because it's easily distinguished from
> > ASCII/UTF-8/ISO8859-1/..., distinguishing between UTF-8 and ISO8859-1 has
> > to be done by "external" methods. How does Python do it?
> It doesn't; it'll just assume utf-8...

Ouch, does this means that I have to type my source code in plain ASCII, as
long as I don't have a texteditor that doesn't save UTF-8, but only
ISO-8859-1? This seems really bad to me.

	Walter Doerwald

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