Python usage numbers

Dave Angel d at
Mon Feb 13 01:03:54 CET 2012

On 02/12/2012 06:29 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Feb 2012 17:27:34 -0500, Roy Smith wrote:
>> <SNIP>
>> Hopefully, we will eventually reach the point where storage is so cheap
>> that nobody minds how inefficient UTF-32 is and we all just start using
>> that.  Life will be a lot simpler then.  No more transcoding, a string
>> will just as many bytes as it is characters, and everybody will be happy
>> again.
> I think you mean 4 times as many bytes as characters. Unless you have 32
> bit bytes :)
Until you have 32 bit bytes, you'll continue to have encodings, even if 
only a couple of them.



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