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Author loewis
Recipients loewis, tarek
Date 2008-04-06.13:59:08
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I don't understand. It is *certainly* allowed to use byte strings for
these data, as long as they are ASCII. The Unicode requirement exists
only for non-ASCII characters, and distutils makes explicit, deliberate
use of the default encoding here (hoping that nobody changed it away
from ASCII).

There are tons of setup.py files out there that use plain byte strings,
and there is no reason to break them, e.g. by mandating that the string
is Unicode already.
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2008-04-06 13:59:09loewissetspambayes_score: 0.100916 -> 0.100916
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2008-04-06 13:59:09loewissetspambayes_score: 0.100916 -> 0.100916
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