[Python-Dev] Unicode Imports

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Sep 9 17:34:19 CEST 2006

David Hopwood schrieb:
>> I doubt it does without side effects. For example, an application that
>> would go through sys.path, and encode everything with
>> sys.getfilesystemencoding() currently works, but will break if the patch
>> is applied and non-mbcs strings are put on sys.path.
> Huh? It won't break on any path for which it is not already broken.
> You seem to be saying "Paths with non-mbcs strings shouldn't work on Windows,
> because they haven't worked in the past."

That's not what I'm saying. I'm saying that it shouldn't work in 2.5.x,
because it didn't in 2.5.0. Changing it in 2.6 is fine, along with the
incompatibilities it causes.


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