building python with utf-8 default encoding?

Jim jhefferon at smcvt.edu
Mon Nov 6 21:36:21 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?
It is not set when you build but is instead set in sitecustomize.py.
But changing it is typically inadvisable in that any programs you write
will not port to other people's machines.

Jim




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