[XML-SIG] Re: Issues with Unicode type

Uche Ogbuji uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com
Wed, 25 Sep 2002 14:15:39 -0600

> Martin v. Loewis writes:
>  > It's my plan, but I think I don't share this plan with GvR. When I
>  > first presented a Unicode type for Python on IPC6, Guido was quite
>  > upset about my proposal to use a 4-byte wchar_t as the underlying
>  > type, since he considered the space wastage unacceptable.
> When Guido saw my documentation updates yesterday, he entered "rant
> mode" fairly quickly, and didn't want to back down (even though I
> didn't express any interest in taking any position on any matter
> related to Unicode!).  From that I presume it's safe to think he's
> still incredibly hostile to anything beyond 7-bit ASCII.

Oh dear.  Does Guido not understand that currently things are a bit confused 
and very confusing in Python?

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