[Python-Dev] How to add an encoding alias?
Guido van Rossum
Thu, 26 Sep 2002 16:00:15 -0400
> > I'd like the spambayes code base to be compatible with Python 2.2.1,
> > so I like to add this one to the list of aliases.
> > Is there an official API to add an alias, or do I just have to write
> > import encodings.aliases
> > encodings.aliases.aliases['ansi-x3-4-1968'] = 'ascii'
> > ???
> There's no other API to do this and since new features are
> not allowed in 2.2.x that's the only way to go unless you register
> your own lookup function which knows about the extra alias.
Thanks, I'll do that.
> > (BTW, there's an alias 'ansi_x3.4_1986' for ASCII. Was the ASCII
> > standard renewed in 1986, or is that simply because there are encoding
> > designators out there in real life that contain a typo?)
> That was one of the official names for ASCII:
> More details on the history of ASCII can be found at the
> top of that page. The original version X3.4 was approved
> in 1968, so it's not a typo.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)