On Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 7:53 PM Inada Naoki <songofacandy@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi, all.

I found .pth file is decoded by the default (i.e. locale-specific) encoding.

pth files contain:

* import statements
* paths

For import statement, UTF-8 is the default Python code encoding.
For paths, fsencoding is the right encoding. It is UTF-8 on Windows
(excpet PYTHONLEGACYWINDOWSFSENCODING is set), and locale-specific
encoding in Linux.

What encoding should we use?

* UTF-8
* sys.getfilesystemencoding()
* Keep status-quo.

What are packaging tools like pip and setuptools writing .pth files out as?