[Python-Dev] Re: Relaxing Unicode error handling

Jack Jansen Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl
Sat Jan 3 16:39:03 EST 2004

On 3-jan-04, at 21:06, Martin v. Loewis wrote:

> Aahz wrote:
>>> Library writers should avoid using it.  If the application uses it,
>>> libraries should not notice, since they won't get exceptions that 
>>> they
>>> should not have gotten in the first place.
>> What if a library wants to ensure that it *does* get appropriate
>> exceptions so that it can handle them?
> It would explicitly need to encode/decode strings as us-ascii,
> instead of relying on the default encoding (which it shouldn't do
> in the first place).

Do I understand correctly then that this relaxed error handling could 
be seen
as an "argument" to the encoding, i.e. it turns "us-ascii" into

Because if that is so, then isn't the best way to implement this to
not bother with sys.relaxedunicodeerrors, but in stead use a special
encoding name (or a parameter to an encoding name, such as 
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