[IPython-dev] Fwd: Re: String encoding

Jörgen Stenarson jorgen.stenarson@bostream...
Fri Jun 17 13:25:12 CDT 2011


I accidentaly sent this only to Thomas. Here it is for the list.

Thomas Kluyver skrev 2011-06-17 12:24:
>
> I'll leave it to Jörgen to put the case for usability.

When typing new stuff interactively it is only a case of remembering to
add a u before the string which is not such a big deal. I think the most
annoying thing will be when trying to reevaluate a repr of some string
object that happens to contain non-ascii characters, I do not know how
often that happens. I guess we will see how many questions/"bugs
reports" we get about this, because alternative 1 is different from how
the regular prompt works.

I think we should go with 1 and revisit this decision if we get a lot of
questions/"bug reports".

/Jörgen


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