Is there really a default source encoding?

Brian Quinlan brian at
Thu Jan 23 23:48:52 CET 2003

>> Once the Python Unicode type is called "string", current
>> string are called "byte strings" and implicit byte 
>> string => string conversions are NEVER supported then 
>> maybe we can make a Unicode encoding the default (maybe UTF-32).
> And once every editor supports such encodings?  I use XEmacs.  Out of
> box it doesn't even support utf-8, let alone utf-32.

That's interesting. Opening files with Unicode encodings is pretty
trivial. Working with the data that they contain is the hard part.


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