Marc-Andre Lemburg added the comment: On 22.11.2013 23:03, STINNER Victor wrote: > > I'm not sure that multibyte encodings other than UTF-8 are used in the world. > I'm not convinced that we should support them. If the changes are small, it's > maybe not a bad thing. Do you know which applications use such codecs?
I'm not sure what you mean with multibyte encodings. There's UTF-16 which is a popular 2-byte encoding and then there are a whole lot of variable length encodings such as UTF-8 and many of the Asian codecs in the stdlib. While you see those used a lot for text, I'm not sure whether the same is true for XML documents, where UTF-8 is the standard, but other encodings can be specified if needed. Serhiy: Apart from this being a nice-to-have feature, where do you see the practical use ? ---------- _______________________________________ Python tracker <rep...@bugs.python.org> <http://bugs.python.org/issue18059> _______________________________________ _______________________________________________ Python-bugs-list mailing list Unsubscribe: https://mail.python.org/mailman/options/python-bugs-list/archive%40mail-archive.com