From: David Mertz firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: 11 May 2020 08:34 To: Steve Barnes GadgetSteve@live.co.uk Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Python-ideas] Re: Improve handling of Unicode quotes and hyphens
A third-party module on PyPI for "fix-the-horrible-things-Outlook-does" could be useful. There is no way the standard library can or should keep up with the newest mangling techniques mail handlers employ in this week's version.
I don't understand what you mean by the current interpreter not telling you which character is bad. It puts a pointer right under the problem character in the error message. Nothing is being hidden, even if the code-manglers can do pretty insidious things... different in every version, for every sender, and for every recipient.
[Steve Barnes] Actually, in the case of the “wrong quotes” it puts the pointer under the character before the space character or at the end of the line (if you have a fixed spacing font – worse if you don’t) – it still doesn’t tell you which character is invalid. [cid:image001.png@01D62773.50D55990][cid:image002.png@01D62773.73A95D90]