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    py: Add stream reading of n unicode chars; unicode support by default. · 1694bc73
    Damien George authored
    With unicode enabled, this patch allows reading a fixed number of
    characters from text-mode streams; eg file.read(5) will read 5 unicode
    chars, which can made of more than 5 bytes.
    For an ASCII stream (ie no chars > 127) it only needs to do 1 read.  If
    there are lots of non-ASCII chars in a stream, then it needs multiple
    reads of the underlying object.
    Adds a new test for this case.  Enables unicode support by default on
    unix and stmhal ports.