[IronPython] codecs module in Silverlight

Lukas Cenovsky cenovsky at bakalari.cz
Tue Dec 15 12:36:19 CET 2009

Michael Foord wrote:
> On 15/12/2009 10:15, Lukas Cenovsky wrote:
>> Michael Foord wrote:
>>> On 15/12/2009 00:55, Lukas Cenovsky wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I cannot import codecs module in Silverligh IronPython - it throws 
>>>> NameError for lookup_error method. The reason is this method is not 
>>>> in the _codecs module of Silverlight IronPython:
>>> Yeah, this is a problem that prevents you using simplejson in 
>>> Silverlight as well. :-(
>>> Michael
>> Yep - I found your message from last month this morning.
>> The whole browser crashes when I try to import simplejson (after 
>> adding lookup_error to _codecs).
>> Have you hacked it somehow or do you use something else (Newtonsoft 
>> Json.NET)?
> Currently we're using an old version of simplejson. It's pretty 
> horrible as it uses the old sre_* modules rather than re. It works 
> fine but we'd like to switch to a C# JSON parser to reduce the import 
> time.
> Michael
Yes - the import time is quite an issue. I checked the issue tracker and 
I did not see any opened issue for pyc.py supporting Silverlight so I 
have added one. Please vote:

-- Lukáš

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