PyCon 2011: Status of Unicode in Python 3

Victor Stinner Introduced in Python 2.0, unicode became the default string type in Python 3.0. It took 8 years to switch to unicode, and since Python 3.0, a lot of bugs has been fixed. The switch to unicode opened many questions. Should Python support both bytes and characters for filenames? What to do with undecodable bytes? etc.

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