[Python-Dev] Unicode Imports

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Sep 9 23:55:20 CEST 2006

David Hopwood schrieb:
> Elements of sys.path can be Unicode strings in Python 2.5, and should be
> pathnames supported by the underlying OS. Where is it documented that there
> is any further restriction on them? And why should there be any further
> restriction on them?

It's not documented in that detail; if people think it should be
documented more thoroughly, that should be done (contributions are
welcome). Changing the import machinery to deal with Unicode strings
differently cannot be done for Python 2.5, though: it cannot be done
for 2.5.0 as the release candidate has already been published, and there
is no acceptable patch available at this moment. It cannot be added
to 2.5.x as it may reasonably break existing applications.


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