[Python-3000] PEP 3120 (Was: PEP Parade)

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu May 3 23:09:16 CEST 2007

>> 1. read input into a buffer
>> 2. determine source encoding (looking at a BOM, else a
>>    declaration within the first two lines, else default
>>    to UTF-8)
>> 3. if the source encoding is not UTF-8, pass it through
>>    a codec (decode to string, encode to UTF-8). Otherwise,
>>    check that all bytes are really well-formed UTF-8.
>> 4. start parsing
> So people could hook into their own "codec" that, say, replaced native
> language keywords with standard python keywords?

No, so that PEP 263 remains implemented.


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