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

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Apr 24 17:53:53 CEST 2009


James Y Knight writes:

 > It's unfortunately the case that this isn't *precisely* true. Windows  
 > uses arbitrary 16-bit sequences, just as unix uses arbitrary 8-bit  
 > sequences.

Including U+FFFE and U+FFFF "not a character nowhere nohow"?  Just
when I was thinking Microsoft would actually nail one....



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