[Python-Dev] New PyPI broken package editing
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Mar 27 17:21:38 CEST 2005
Walter Dörwald wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is the right approach.
I think the approach is right, but the implementation is wrong.
> The encoding I specify in
> setup.py should be independent of the encoding used between distutils
> and PyPI to communicate on the wire. I.e. the author (and maintainer)
> argument should always be unicode.
"should" is a correct description. It should allow Unicode strings,
which it then should encode to UTF-8 during transmission. The matter
of fact is that the register command as released in 2.4 (and 2.4.1)
> When str is passed, this is treated
> as any other str in a unicode context, it is decoded using the default
> encoding. This would fix another problem: It would make it nearly
> impossible to send a request to PyPI with the wrong encoding, because
> any encoding problems are sorted out completely on the client side.
distutils should *not* assume that byte strings are in the default
encoding. It is fair to assume they are in ASCII; if the administrator
has changed the default encoding, then this cannot possibly affect
all the setup.py files out there. Also, it is a fact that the
deployed versions of the register command just send byte strings
in setup.py as-is, without trying to do any kind of recoding.
In any case, PyPI now requires that the form submission uses UTF-8,
and refuses anything else. So it *is* impossible to send, say,
Latin-1; whether the client makes that happen by properly encoding
Unicode strings or whether they are in setup.py in the first place
does not matter.
> Is there a way to display the HTTP response by PyPI?
Yes, please invoke upload with --show-response.
> Editing the package is still broken. The link "edit" on the page
> http://www.python.org/pypi/ll-ansistyle/0.6.1 gives:
> There's been a problem with your request
> exceptions.UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in
> position 92: ordinal not in range(128)
I see. I'll investigate.
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