Does -U option really exist?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Fri Mar 10 17:35:50 CET 2006


Petr Prikryl wrote:

> > As for dropping the u prefix on string literals:
> > Just try the -U option of the interpreter some time,
> > which makes all string literals Unicode. If you manage
> > to get the standard library working this way, you
> > won't need a per-file decision anymore: just start
> > your program with 'python -U'.
>
> I have failed to find the -U option in Python 2.4.2.

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$ python2.4 -T
Unknown option: -T
usage: python2.4 [option] ... [-c cmd | -m mod | file | -] [arg] ...
Try `python -h' for more information.

$ python2.4 -U
Python 2.4.2 (#2, Sep 30 2005, 21:19:01)
[GCC 4.0.2 20050808 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.0.1-4ubuntu8)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> type("")
<type 'unicode'>
>>> ^D

$ python2.4 -V
Python 2.4.2

$ python2.4 -X
usage: python2.4 [option] ... [-c cmd | -m mod | file | -] [arg] ...
Try `python -h' for more information.

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