[New-bugs-announce] [issue1495] Unicode in a comment.

Magnus Valle report at bugs.python.org
Sat Nov 24 22:00:40 CET 2007

New submission from Magnus Valle:

My script reports this problem:

$ python bug.py 
  File "bug.py", line 4
SyntaxError: Non-ASCII character '\xc2' in file bug.py on line 4, but no
encoding declared; see http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0263.html for details

This error looks fine and all, but the problem is that the non-ASCII
character (in this case '¤') is in a comment, not in the script itself.
If I remove it the non-ASCII character from the comment, it runs perfectly. 

I always assumed that comment didn't effect the script.

This isn't exactly a big problem, but I don't think it should be this way.

I included the demo script.

$ python -V
Python 2.5.1

components: Unicode
files: bug.py
messages: 57817
nosy: wiscados
severity: minor
status: open
title: Unicode in a comment.
versions: Python 2.5
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file8803/bug.py

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