Python usage numbers

jmfauth wxjmfauth at
Tue Feb 14 09:00:01 CET 2012

On 13 fév, 04:09, Terry Reedy <tjre... at> wrote:
> * The new internal unicode scheme for 3.3 is pretty much a mixture of
> the 3 storage formats (I am of course, skipping some details) by using
> the widest one needed for each string. The advantage is avoiding
> problems with each of the three. The disadvantage is greater internal
> complexity, but that should be hidden from users. They will not need to
> care about the internals. They will be able to forget about 'narrow'
> versus 'wide' builds and the possible requirement to code differently
> for each. There will only be one scheme that works the same on all
> platforms. Most apps should require less space and about the same time.
> --

Python 2 was built for ascii users. Now, Python 3(.3) is
*optimized* for the ascii users.

And the rest of the crowd? Not so sure, French users
(among others) who can not write their texts will
iso-8859-1/latin1 will be very happy.

No doubts, it will work. Is this however the correct


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