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force unicode strings

Hi,

is it possible to force all non ascii strings to be unicode strings
somehow?

Sometimes I forget that I need to write u'...' if the string contains
an umlaut. I get an exception in django later. But since the
exception does not show the string it is hard to find it.

Is it possible to loop over all strings the interpreter has parsed?

Pure ascii strings are OK.

Thomas

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Aug 1 '07 #1
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Thomas Guettler wrote:
is it possible to force all non ascii strings to be unicode strings
somehow?

Sometimes I forget that I need to write u'...' if the string contains
an umlaut. I get an exception in django later. But since the
exception does not show the string it is hard to find it.
I guess you can't afford to wait for Python 3, can you?

http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3100/#atomic-types

Stefan
Aug 1 '07 #2
Stefan Behnel wrote:
>
I guess you can't afford to wait for Python 3, can you?

http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3100/#atomic-types
No need to: just start python with the -U option:

Python 2.4.1 (#2, Oct 4 2006, 16:53:35)
[GCC 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-8ubuntu2.1)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>""
u'\xe6\xf8\xe5'

It's just like Jython:

Jython 2.1 on java1.5.0_03 (JIT: null)
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>""
'\xE6\xF8\xE5'

That's a Unicode object, really. Various IronPython users have pointed
out similar things, too, but this kind of thing has been going on for
about ten years, I guess.

Paul

Aug 1 '07 #3

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