[pypy-dev] multibytecodec: missing features

Alex Gaynor alex.gaynor at gmail.com
Wed May 25 21:46:29 CEST 2011

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Armin Rigo <arigo at tunes.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Here are the missing features in multibytecodec:
> * support for ``errors != "strict"''.
> * classes MultibyteIncrementalEncoder, MultibyteIncrementalDecoder,
> MultibyteStreamReader and MultibyteStreamWriter.
> One reason I didn't implement the classes yet is that I couldn't
> understand two points in how they are supposed to work.  But it seems
> that there are really two bugs, as I've been pointed to:
> http://bugs.python.org/issue12100 and
> http://bugs.python.org/issue12171 .  So the question is if we should
> be bug-compatible with Python 2.7 or if we should instead implement
> some fixed version.
> I suppose I'm rather for the fixed version, but I'd like to hear some
> feedback from people that actually use multibytecodecs.  Also, I
> wouldn't mind if someone would pick up the work and just do it, either
> the classes or ``errors != "strict"'' :-)
> A bientôt,
> Armin.
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Victor has fixed one of these bugs, so at least I don't think we should be
"bug compatible" with it.  Also, if people like my idea of trying to do a
PyPy 1.5.1 right after CPython 2.7.2 (RC1 scheduled for the 28th) it would
be easy to start pulling in the stdlib now to not deal with it.


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