[Python-3000] Unicode strings, identifiers, and import

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri May 18 01:22:11 CEST 2007

On 5/17/07, Giovanni Bajo <rasky at develer.com> wrote:
> On 18/05/2007 1.10, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>  >> In fact, I have a question about this. Can anybody show me a valid
>  >> multi-platform Python code snippet that, given a filename as *unicode*
>  >> string,
>  >> create a file with that name, possibly adjusting the name so to ignore an
>  >> encoding problem (so that the function *always* succeed)?
>  >>
>  >> def dump_to_file(unicode_filename):
>  >>      ...
>  >>
>  >>
>  >> I attempted this a couple of times without being satisfied at all by the
>  >> solutions.
>  >
>  > Why does it have to be cross-platform? The mapping from module names
>  > to the filesystem is considered platform specific.
> With cross-platform, I meant a snippet of code which worked on all platform.
> The canonicalization of the filename that is produced could of course be
> different on each plaform.

And I meant what I said. The algorithm is up to the Python
implementation on a specific platform. This means that we will have to
decide what it will be. Feel free to contribute a suggestion to the
PEP author.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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