[IPython-dev] Error in test_unicode for InputSplitter

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 20:39:55 EDT 2010

On 2010-10-29 19:26 , Robert Kern wrote:
> On 2010-10-29 18:48 , MinRK wrote:
>> Check the default encoding.  It could be that your Python's default encoding is
>> ascii, or some other such thing, causing a problem.
>> sys.getdefaultencoding()
>> Somethings this is utf8, sometimes it's ascii.
> It should never, ever be anything but ascii. If you have it set to something
> else, you have a broken Python.

Or rather, on Python 2, it must always be ascii. On Python 3, it must always be 

Robert Kern

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