diferences between 22 and python 23

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Mon Dec 8 18:55:51 CET 2003

Martin v. Löwis wrote:

> > having written Python's Unicode string type, I'm now thinking that
> > it might have been better to use a polymorphic "text" type with
> > either UTF-8 or encoded char or wchar buffers, and do dynamic
> > translation based on usage patterns.  I've been playing with this
> > idea in Pytte, but as usual, there's so much code, and so little
> > time...
> "Better" in what sense?

less code, better performance.  the usual stuff.

> Would it even be better if you had to preserve all the C-level API
> that we currently have?

I don't think it can be done without changing the API.  maybe in
Python 3000?


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