[Python-Dev] PEP 383: Non-decodable Bytes in System Character Interfaces

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 12:56:51 CEST 2009

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> I'm proposing the following PEP for inclusion into Python 3.1.
> Please comment.

That seems like a much nicer solution than having parallel bytes/Unicode
APIs everywhere.

When the locale encoding is UTF-8, would UTF-8b also be used for the
command line decoding and environment variable encoding/decoding? (the
PEP currently only states that the encoding switch will be done for the
file system encoding - it is silent regarding the other two system


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