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

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 03:20:56 CEST 2009

Terry Reedy wrote:

> Is NUL \0 allowed in POSIX file names?  If not, could that be used as an
> escape char.  If it is not legal, then custom translated strings that
> escape in the wild would raise a red flag as soon as something else
> tried to use them.
AFAIK NUL should be okay but I haven't read a specification to reach
that conclusion.  Is that a proposal?  Should I go find someone who has
read the relevant standards to find out?


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