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

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Mon Apr 27 17:59:13 CEST 2009

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen <at> xemacs.org> writes:
>> If
>> you see a broken encoding once, you're likely to see it a million times
>> (spammers have the most broken software) or maybe have it raise an
>> unhandled Exception a dozen times (in rate of using busted software,
>> the spammers are closely followed by bosses---which would be very bad,
>> eh, if you 2/3 of the mail from your boss ends up in an undeliverables
>> queue due to encoding errors that are unhandled by your some filter in
>> your mail pipeline).
> Besides, I don't care about spammers and their broken software.

Maybe you don't, but anyone who has to process random messages does; you
have to assume that messages will be broken.
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