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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Apr 27 23:55:41 CEST 2009

Simon Cross <hodgestar+pythondev <at> gmail.com> writes:
> $ touch $'\xFF\xAA\xFF'
> $ vi $'\xFF\xAA\xFF'
> $ egrep foo $'\xFF\xAA\xFF'
> All worked fine from my Bash shell with locale encoding set to UTF-8.

The PEP is precisely about making py3k able to better handle these files (right
now os.listdir() doesn't return the offending file in its list of results).



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