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

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Tue Apr 28 03:09:10 CEST 2009

2009/4/27 Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au>:
> I think that, almost independent of this PEP, there should be an
> os.fsencode() function that takes a byte string (as a POSIX OS call
> will take) and performs the _same_ byte->string encoding that listdir()
> and friends are doing under the hood. And a partner os.fsdecode() for
> string->bytes. That will save a lot of wheel respoking and probably make
> it easier for people to think about this.



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