[Python-Dev] Decoding incomplete unicode

Walter Dörwald walter at livinglogic.de
Wed Jul 28 10:36:38 CEST 2004

Martin v. Löwis wrote:

> M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> I like the idea, but don't think the implementation is
>> the right way to do it. Instead, I'd suggest using a new
>> error handling strategy "break" ( = break processing as
>> soon as errors are found).
> Can you demonstrate this approach in a patch? I think it
> is unimplementable: the codec cannot communicate to the
> error callback that it ran out of data.

We would need a special attribute in the exception for
that, but the problem IMHO is a different one. This makes
it impossible to use other error handling schemes than
"break" in stateful decoders.

    Walter Dörwald

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