[Python-Dev] PEP 277 (unicode filenames): please review

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 13 Aug 2002 12:37:20 -0400

> Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > But if you pass the normalized string (or the Latin-1 string) to
> > open(), will it find the file?  
> I tried opening a file using both "o\xcc\x88" and "\xc3\xb6". Both
> result in the same file being opened.
> > I.e. if the filesystem has the
> > unnormalized name stored in its directory, will filesystem requests
> > normalize filenames before comparing them?
> It could be that Apple is decomposing the filenames before comparing
> them. Either way works.

Hm, that sucks (either way) -- because you get unnormalized Unicode
out of directory listings, which is harder to turn into local

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)