Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com>:
> I won't worry about Python 3 yet; in what timeframe did Python's
> i18n/unicode support become usable?  In 2.4, or 2.6?

Er, it depends on what you consider "usable".

Unicode integration turned out to have a lot messier edge cases than
anyone understood going in.  First-cut support was in 1.6, but I'd say
it still has some pretty sharp edges *today*.  Which is why 3.0 has
gone all-Unicode-all-the-time.  The problems mostly come from having
two different notions of "string" that don't really mix well.

Me, I still avoid the hell out of Unicode in Python.  And occasionally
fund myself cursing a library maintainer who didn't.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>
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