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

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Tue Sep 30 19:32:34 CEST 2008

Steven D'Aprano schrieb:
> On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:50:10 pm Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> > To avoid silent skipping, is it possible to drop 'unreadable'
>> > names, issue a warning (instead of exception), and continue to
>> > completion? "Warning: unreadable filename skipped; see
>> > PyWiki/UnreadableFilenames"
>> That would be annoying as hell in most cases.
> Doesn't the warning module default to only displaying the warning once 
> per session? I don't see that it would be annoying as hell to be 
> notified once per session that an error has occurred.
> What I'd find annoying as hell would be something like this:
> $ ls . | wc -l
> 25
> $ python
> ....
>>>> import os
>>>> len(os.listdir('.')
> 24
> Give me a nice clear error, or even a warning. Don't let the error pass 
> silently, unless I explicitly silence it.

Just another data point: I've just looked at Qt, which provides a filesystem
API and whose strings are Unicode, and it seems to drop undecodable filenames
as well.


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