building python with utf-8 default encoding?

Jim jhefferon at
Mon Nov 6 21:36:21 CET 2006

metaperl.etc at 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?
It is not set when you build but is instead set in
But changing it is typically inadvisable in that any programs you write
will not port to other people's machines.


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