python 2.7 and unicode (one more time)

Marko Rauhamaa marko at
Fri Nov 21 17:36:28 CET 2014

Rustom Mody <rustompmody at>:

> Likewise in 2014, and given the arguments, inconsistencies, etc
> remembering the nuts-n-bolts below the strings-represented-as-unicode
> abstraction may be in order.

No need to hide Unicode, but talking about a

   Unicode string

is like talking about an

   electronic computer

   visible spectrum display

   mouse user interface

   ethernet socket

   magnetic file

   electric power supply

The language spec calls the things just "strings," as it should.


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