Python's 8-bit cleanness deprecated?
Anders J. Munch
andersjm at dancontrol.dk
Thu Feb 6 17:19:56 CET 2003
"Erik Max Francis" <max at alcyone.com> wrote:
> "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.
Roman Suzi drew the line in the sand. I mere put comment-like
encoding syntax on the right side of it, namely the side of real,
solid, consequential information.
I have no particular need for the distinction myself. Let's skip the
subject of on which side the shebang line goes.
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