[Python-Dev] Re: Changing codec lookup order

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Tue Jan 20 13:16:39 EST 2004

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>>> No. Instead, it applies uniformly to all codecs - so in some cases,
>>> users may see changes in the behaviour.
>> Could you give an example ?
>> The only change that I can think of is that setting up aliases
>> to override builtin codecs would start working and that's more
>> like a bug fix than a new feature.
> Currently, if somebody defines a codec windows_1252.py, 
> foo.encode("windows_1252") uses this codec. With the proposed
> change, it uses cp1252.py. To see the behaviour change, no
> changes to the aliases list is necessary.

Thanks for the example. I agree that we should not backport the
change then.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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