PEP: Defining Python Source Code Encodings

Neil Hodgson nhodgson at
Tue Jul 17 18:44:57 EDT 2001

Paul Prescod:
> Roman Suzi wrote:
> >
> > ....
> >
> > I think non-literal data must be in ASCII.
> I agree. Allowing "funny characters" in names is not something
> we have much call for yet and it may break many tools that
> have ASCII-only assumptions.

   Allowing non-ASCII characters in names enhances interoperaility with Java
and .NET which allow this.


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