[Python-Dev] Printing and __unicode__
14 Nov 2002 12:46:38 +0000
firstname.lastname@example.org (Martin v. Loewis) writes:
> "M.-A. Lemburg" <email@example.com> writes:
> > 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?
Because people had come to rely on it and their code broke in the 2.1
-> 2.2 transition. I don't think it was intentional. At least that's
what I remember from the time.
This argument suggests that we perhaps shouldn't change StringIO
I wouldn't trust the Anglo-Saxons for much anything else. Given
they way English is spelled, who could trust them on _anything_ that
had to do with writing things down, anyway?
-- Erik Naggum, comp.lang.lisp