[Python-3000] Support for PEP 3131

Ka-Ping Yee python at zesty.ca
Fri May 25 11:50:07 CEST 2007

On Fri, 25 May 2007, [ISO-8859-1] "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
> I don't think there is precedence in Python for such an informational
> error message.

SyntaxError: Non-ASCII character '\xd1' in file foo.py on line 2, but
no encoding declared; see http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0263.html for

> It is not pythonic to give an error in the case
> "I know what you want, and I could easily do it, but I don't feel
> like doing it, read these ten pages of text to learn more about the
> problem".

Python is not a DWIM language.  That is one of its strengths.  It is
Pythonic to give an error in the case "I could guess what this means,
but it might be a mistake.  Please be clear about what you want."

-- ?!ng

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