[Python-Dev] Printing and __unicode__
Martin v. Loewis
13 Nov 2002 22:11:46 +0100
"M.-A. Lemburg" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> The fact that StringIO works with Unicode (and then only in the
> case where you *only* pass Unicode to it) is more an implementation
> detail than a true feature.
It's a true feature. You explicitly fixed that feature in
date: 2002/01/06 17:15:05; author: lemburg; state: Exp; lines: +8 -5
Restore Python 2.1 StringIO.py behaviour: support concatenating
Unicode string snippets to larger Unicode strings.
This fix should also go into Python 2.2.1.
after you broke it in
date: 2001/09/24 17:34:52; author: lemburg; state: Exp; lines: +4 -1
StringIO patch #462596: let's [c]StringIO accept read buffers on
input to .write() too.
> cStringIO doesn't have this implementation detail, so porting from
> StringIO to the much faster cStringIO doesn't work at all for
Correct. That still doesn't make it an implementation detail.
> I think that StringIO and cStringIO should be regarded as
> binary streams without any encoding knowledge. It is easy
> enough to wrap these into Unicode aware streams using the
> codecs.StreamReaderWriter class as is done in codecs.open().
Then why did you fix that behaviour when you broke it?