Python's 8-bit cleanness deprecated?

Skip Montanaro skip at
Mon Feb 3 21:51:52 CET 2003

    >> # -*- coding: Latin-1 -*-

    Paul> What is this nonsense?  The interpreter is reading comment text
    Paul> now?  Yucch!

Given that most operating systems don't have files with data forks and
resource forks, how would you tell the lexical analyzer what the encoding of
a particular file is?


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