Python's 8-bit cleanness deprecated?

Erik Max Francis max at
Thu Feb 6 02:36:29 CET 2003

"Anders J. Munch" wrote:

> In the context of how a Python implementation executes a Python
> program
> the shebang line has no effect whatsoever.

Obviously, but the point here is that it makes a big difference in the
real world.  The line in the sand (between "information" and
"metainformation") you've drawn seems arbitrary.  Certainly the encoding
that the Python script has is extremely important to processing it.

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