On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 11:10 AM, Robert Kernrobert.firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 2009-08-25 12:37 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
In retrospect, it should have been called sys._setdefaultencoding(). That sends an extra signal that it's not meant for general use.
Considering all of the sys._getframe() hacks out there, I suspect that this would encourage more abuse of the function than the current situation.
Why? It would still be deleted by site.py. The abuse of sys._getframe() exists because it fills a real need. (As does abuse of sys.setdefaultencoding(). However abusing it is actually more troublesome, because the problems are much less theoretical.)