[Python-Dev] Multibyte repr()

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Wed, 09 Oct 2002 14:50:54 -0400

> I saw this too.  The fix was to add a setlocale() call to
> test___all__.py.  Read my checkin comments and weep.

I told this all to Tim, and he had one comment.  The repr() function
of an 8-bit string can now return characters with the high bit set.
This was the direct cause of the failures.  It was introduced in the
following patch:

revision 2.190
date: 2002/10/07 13:55:50;  author: loewis;  state: Exp;  lines: +68 -15
Patch #479898: Use multibyte C library for printing strings if available.

Was this really a good idea???

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