Why Python has moved to a multilingual Unicode model

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Wed Sep 10 14:20:28 CEST 2014


Many Python 2 users (mostly English speakers, but also a few Europeans) are
frustrated with the move of Python 3 to Unicode strings instead of ASCII
strings.

One of the core Python developers, Nick Coghlan of Red Hat, has written an
article for the Red Hat Developer Blog explaining why the core devs have
made that major paradigm shift of text-as-ASCII-plus-bytes to
text-as-Unicode:


http://developerblog.redhat.com/2014/09/09/transition-to-multilingual-programming-python/


-- 
Steven




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