[Python-3000] Unicode strings, identifiers, and import
rasky at develer.com
Fri May 18 01:31:03 CEST 2007
On 18/05/2007 1.24, James Y Knight wrote:
> unicode_filename.encode(sys.getfilesystemencoding() or 'ascii',
> 'xmlcharrefreplace') would work.
Thanks - using "xmlcharrefreplace" hadn't occurred to me!
> The *really* tricky thing is that on unix systems, if you want to be
> able to access all the files on the disk, you have to use the byte-
> string API, as not all filenames are convertible to unicode. But on
> windows, if you want to be able to access all the files on the disk,
> you *CANNOT* use the byte-string api, because not all filenames
> (which are unicode on disk) are convertible to bytestrings via the
> "mbcs" encoding (which is what getfilesystemencoding() reports). It's
> quite a pain in the ass really.
Yes. I hope that Py3k will solve this somehow.
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