Is there really a default source encoding?

Skip Montanaro skip at
Thu Jan 23 23:37:22 CET 2003

    Brian> Once the Python Unicode type is called "string", current strings
    Brian> are called "byte strings" and implicit byte string => string
    Brian> conversions are NEVER supported then maybe we can make a Unicode
    Brian> encoding the default (maybe UTF-32).

And once every editor supports such encodings?  I use XEmacs.  Out of the
box it doesn't even support utf-8, let alone utf-32.


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