Python's 8-bit cleanness deprecated?
just at xs4all.nl
Tue Feb 4 13:36:04 CET 2003
In article <Z9M%9.174650$AA2.6989950 at news2.tin.it>,
Alex Martelli <aleax at aleax.it> wrote:
> > I think raw 8bit must be set by default without any warnings.
> I disagree, but not hotly -- I'll be quite content with
> whatever warning strategy ends up being adopted; say
> I'm a +0 on the choice made for 2.3alpha. But be warned
> that you'll have to argue against hotly +1 people --
> check the python-dev archives to hone your arguments.
> (Arguing here is not much use of course, since Guido
> doesn't read c.l.py currently).
Here's a possible compromise (which I'm not sure is implementable at
all): Python could only issue warnings if 8-bit chars are used in string
literals, and not if they only occur in comments.
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