[Python-Dev] [Python-3000] New proposition for Python3 bytes filename issue

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 14:43:23 CEST 2008

glyph at divmod.com wrote:
> The reasoning is that a lot of software doesn't care if it's wrong for
> edge cases, it's really hard to come up with something that's correct
> with respect to all of those edge cases (absurdly difficult, if you need
> to stay in the straightjacket of string / bytes types, as well as
> provide a useful library interface - which is why we're having this
> discussion).  But, it should be _possible_ to write software that's
> correct in the face of those edge cases.

I just wanted to highlight this as something to keep in mind during this
discussion: we want to keep the easy things easy and make the difficult
things possible.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

More information about the Python-Dev mailing list