python 2.7 and unicode (one more time)

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at
Sun Nov 23 23:51:53 CET 2014

Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> Unicode strings is not wrong but the technical emphasis on Unicode is as
> strange as a "tire car" or "rectangular door" when "car" and "door" are
> what you usually mean.

The reason Unicode gets emphasised so much is that
until relatively recently, it *wasn't* what "string"
usually meant in Python.

When Python 3 has been around for as long as Python
2 was, things may change.


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