Py 3.3, unicode / upper()

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Dec 20 23:59:31 CET 2012

On 12/20/2012 2:19 PM, wxjmfauth at wrote:

> My feeling is that most of the people are defending this FSR simply
> because it exists, not because of its intrisic quality.

The fact, contrary to your feeling, is that I was initially dubious that 
is could be made to work as well as it does. I was only really convinced 
when I ran stringbench in response to your over-genralized assertions.

It is also a fact that I proposed on the tracker and pydev list a 
different method of fixing the length and index bugs in narrow builds. 
It only saved space relative to wide builds but did not have the 
additional space-saving of the new scheme for ascii and latin-1 text.

Terry Jan Reedy

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