[Python-Dev] Python-3.0, unicode, and os.environ
hfuerstenau at gmx.net
Sun Dec 7 10:19:52 CET 2008
> If the Unicode APIs only have correct unicode, sure. If not you'll
> get errors translating to UTF-8 (and the byte APIs are supposed to
> pass bad names through unaltered.) Kinda ironic, no?
As far as I can see all Python Unicode strings can be encoded to UTF-8,
even things like lone surrogates because Python doesn't care about them.
So both the Unicode API and the binary API would be fail-safe on Windows.
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