building python with utf-8 default encoding?
robert.kern at gmail.com
Mon Nov 6 21:25:54 CET 2006
metaperl.etc at gmail.com wrote:
> I am playing around with OpenSwarm and was shocked to see that I cannot
> build Python with default encoding of utf-8 by passing a flag to
> configure... did I miss the option for doing so?
No. The default encoding (the return value of sys.getdefaultencoding()) should
alway be 'ascii'. Otherwise, programs written on one machine will not run on
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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