[issue1712522] urllib.quote throws exception on Unicode URL

Matt Giuca report at bugs.python.org
Mon Jul 19 13:21:35 CEST 2010

Matt Giuca <matt.giuca at gmail.com> added the comment:

> Well, isn't it a new feature you're adding?

You had a function which raised a confusing and unintentional KeyError when given non-ASCII Unicode input. Now it doesn't. That's the bug fix part.

What I assume you're referring to as a "new feature" is the new arguments. I'd say they're unfortunately necessary in fixing this bug, as the fix requires encoding the non-ASCII unicode characters with some encoding, and it's (arguably) necessary to give the programmer the choice of encoding, with sensible defaults.


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