Unicode and dictionaries

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Sun Jan 17 11:28:57 CET 2010


On Sun, 17 Jan 2010 10:49:44 +0100, Martin v. Loewis wrote:

>> This ought to be a bug; objects that compare equal and are hashable
>> must have the same hash code.
> 
> It's not a bug. Changing the default encoding is not really supported,
> let alone changing it to anything but latin-1, precisely for the reasons
> you discuss.
> 
> If you do change the default encoding, Python *will* break. This has
> been discussed many times, but some people still think they know better.


That's specific to CPython though, isn't it? Other implementations may, 
or may not, cope with it better?





-- 
Steven



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