Python's 8-bit cleanness deprecated?

Anders J. Munch andersjm at
Wed Feb 5 10:50:05 CET 2003

"Roman Suzi" <rnd at> wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, Dale Strickland-Clark wrote:
> >Parsing comments is a very poor solution.
> I do not necessary agree. Comments are meta-information. 

Yes, but source file encoding is not meta-information.  It has direct
consequences for program execution.

>And anyway
> first line is
> #!/usr/bin/python

Which, for comparison, has absolutely no effect on the Python

- Anders

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