[Python-Dev] Patch for an initial support of bytes filename in Python3
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Oct 1 15:53:51 CEST 2008
Simon Cross writes:
> a) There is some chance that at least ASCII characters will be
> displayed correctly if getfilesystemencoding() is similar to the
> encoding used and corrupted filenames will display correctly except
> for corrupted characters.
All you're saying is that the cases *you* can imagine running into
work better. All I'm saying is the opposite. We're both right; the
point is that that means that Python can't be, not all of the time.
We know from experience (Emacs/Mule, Java) that trying to impose a
theoretical system on encoding just doesn't work by itself, and in
fact creates other problems by its very rigidity. I'd like to see
Python not fall into that trap, too.
 It needs system-level support as in Windows and Mac OS X.
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