[New-bugs-announce] [issue41152] IDLE: revise setting of iomenu.encoding and .errors

Terry J. Reedy report at bugs.python.org
Sun Jun 28 13:56:42 EDT 2020

New submission from Terry J. Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu>:

When testing and on Windows, iomenu.encoding and .errors are set to utf-8 and surrogateescape*.  When running otherwise, these are set with baroque code I don't understand.  (Currently lines 31 to 61.)

1. Combine the two conditional statements for testing and Windows.

2. Ned, on my Catalina Macbook, the 30-line 'else' sections sets encoding, errors to 'utf-8', 'strict'.  Should there ever be any other result on Mac we care about?  If not, I would like to directly set them, as on Windows.

3. Serhiy, does the 'baroque code' look right to you, for Linux (or *nix in general)?

assignee: terry.reedy
components: IDLE
messages: 372527
nosy: ned.deily, serhiy.storchaka, taleinat, terry.reedy
priority: normal
severity: normal
stage: needs patch
status: open
title: IDLE: revise setting of iomenu.encoding and .errors
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.10

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