[issue8271] str.decode('utf8', 'replace') -- conformance with Unicode 5.2.0
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Sat Apr 3 16:43:22 CEST 2010
STINNER Victor <victor.stinner at haypocalc.com> added the comment:
> I also found out that, according to RFC 3629, surrogates
> are considered invalid and they can't be encoded/decoded,
> but the UTF-8 codec actually does it.
Python2 does, but Python3 raises an error.
Python 2.7a4+ (trunk:79675, Apr 3 2010, 16:11:36)
Python 3.2a0 (py3k:79441, Mar 26 2010, 13:04:55)
UnicodeEncodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't encode character '\udc80' in position 0: surrogates not allowed
Deny encoding surrogates (in utf8) causes a lot of crashs in Python3, because most functions calling suppose that _PyUnicode_AsString() does never fail: see #6687 (and #8195 and a lot of other crashs). It's not a good idea to change it in Python 2.7, because it would require a huge work and we are close to the first beta of 2.7.
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