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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Apr 25 14:24:50 CEST 2009

> Humour aside :), the expectation that filenames are Unicode data
> simply doesn't agree with the reality of POSIX file systems.  I think
> an approach similar to that adopted by glib [1] could work

Are you saying that the approach presented in the PEP will not work?
I believe it would work no matter whether that expectation agrees
with reality or not. The amount of moji-bake that you get is larger
when the disagreement is larger, but it will continue to *work*.


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