[issue6393] OS X: python3 from python-3.1.dmg crashes at startup
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Thu Jul 9 09:51:48 CEST 2009
Mark Dickinson <dickinsm at gmail.com> added the comment:
> One *could* add a check in pythonrun.c to substitute some suitable
> default (UTF-8) if nl_langinfo(CODESET) returns an empty value.
While googling for the source of this problem, I found other software
projects that take this approach. It doesn't seem totally unreasonable.
I just wish I understood *why* nl_langinfo(CODESET) is returning "" in
these cases. I've looked for the source at
http://www.opensource.apple.com, but can't find it; maybe that part of
Darwin isn't open source.
It seems that a lot of people end up with an OS X Terminal setup such that
LC_CTYPE is 'UTF-8' (perhaps this is a 10.4 thing---I haven't encountered
this myself); I don't think these people should have to deal with a
confusing error on startup; defaulting to UTF-8 on OS X seems like a
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