[Python-Dev] [Python-3000] Python3UnicodeDecodeError

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Oct 7 22:29:43 CEST 2008

On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 1:18 PM, Fred Drake <fdrake at acm.org> wrote:
> On Oct 7, 2008, at 4:06 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>>  b) I would propose that the notion of a default encoding is entirely
>>    eliminated from Python, along with sys.(get|set)defaultencoding
> +1

I expect that the only effect of this change would be that the
filesystem encoding would become the de-facto default encoding for
other contexts as well.

Not that that is necessarily a bad thing...

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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