Python's 8-bit cleanness deprecated?

Aaron Swartz me at
Mon Feb 10 17:32:04 CET 2003

Roman Suzi wrote:
> I've made some summary again (please correct me if I misunderstood):

I'm fine with the PEP except that it should treat the default encoding
as utf-8, not ascii.

The Internet, like the rest of the world, is transitioning to untagged
utf-8 so we don't have to deal with this character set mess. Python
should too.

Aaron Swartz []

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