Author georg.brandl
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> I think the proposal is that fixing this minefield can wait until
> Python 3.3 (or even 3.4, or later).

That is what I was thinking.  (Alex: You might not know that Martin
was the main proponent of non-ASCII identifiers, so this assessment
should have some weight.)

> I'm thinking about an approach of a variable representation:
> one, two, or four bytes, depending on the widest character that
> appears in the string. I think it can be arranged to make this mostly
> backwards-compatible with existing APIs, so it doesn't need to wait
> for py4k, IMO. OTOH, I'm not sure I'll make it for 3.3.

That is an interesting idea.  I would be interested in helping out
when you'll implement it.
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