[Python-Dev] PEP 293, Codec Error Handling Callbacks

Jack Jansen Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl
Tue, 6 Aug 2002 11:54:22 +0200

On Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at 11:20 , Oren Tirosh wrote:
> Treating this as an error-handling issue was so counter-intuitive to me
> that until recently I never bothered to read PEP 293. The title made me
> think that it's completely irrelevant to my needs. After all, what I
> wanted was to translate HTML to/from Unicode, not find a better way to
> handle errors.

I think that this is really also the gist of my misgiving about the 
design: enhancing a codec/adding extra filtering is a different thing 
than error handling. The PEP uses "error handing" in the prose, but the 
API is geared towards adding extra filtering.
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