Python's 8-bit cleanness deprecated?

Kirill Simonov kirill_simonov at mail.ru
Fri Feb 7 23:48:46 CET 2003


* Jp Calderone <exarkun at intarweb.us>:
>   I don't.  In fact, I'm not even sure it makes sense.  Source files that
> are using non-ASCII encodings are precisely the ones that this feature
> benefits.  It allows anyone to look at these files and actually *read* them.

The only editor that can read the encoding declaration is emacs. Do you
assume that *anyone* use emacs?

The only benefit from encoding declarations is the ability to write
Unicode literals in the chosen encoding. That's all.

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